What Is the Foundation Of Your Economic Beliefs?

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center intern Here is a great piece I found online that explains the importance of morals when holding and pursuing economic beliefs.  It is a little long but well worth the time. By Bill Frezza What is the moral foundation of your economic beliefs? Do economic beliefs even require a moral foundation?…

Profit is BAD – Sharing is GOOD

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern Here is a video I found on Michigan Liberal this morning that is rather interesting.  Although I enjoyed the graphics and short duration, it is a bit misleading and completely leaves out the notion of unintended consequences or the effects of current government regulations on our health care industry.  Aside…

Charter Cities

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern Check out this fascinating video by Paul Romer.  It is a little lengthy at 18:30, but well worth the time. Pay close attention to 10:45 – 10:55 Hat-tip to Nat Hunt

One Size Fails All

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern Check out this short 2:10 minute John Stossel video explaining why charging the same price to every consumer would be destructive to the economy.

Health Care – In a Nutshell

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern I initially found this post at Cafe Hayek.  Do not miss this superb article from the Atlantic by David Goldhill.  Here is an excerpt: Indeed, I suspect that our collective search for villains—for someone to blame—has distracted us and our political leaders from addressing the fundamental causes of our nation’s…

A Jubilee for Liberty!

Two hundred and fifty years ago, someone was born who was destined to liberate millions, fated to beg for liberty before the most powerful in the world and created to ban slavery throughout the most expansive empire the world has yet seen.  Read more on Landmarks of Liberty. E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

Deficit Spending Does Not “Save” Economies

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern Here is a great letter to the editor by Don Boudreaux concerning deficit spending. 24 August 2009 Editor, Washington Post 1150 15th St., NW Washington, DC 20071 Dear Editor: E.J. Dionne alleges that Uncle Sam’s massive deficit spending during the past year helped save the economy from a “cataclysmic” failure…

Price Controls

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern Here is a picture I found reading a recent Reason blog post.  This pretty much explains what will happen to doctors if our government imposes price controls.

The union plan to repopulate Detroit: Viagra

-Jarrett Skorup Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is clearly doing his best to clean up Detroit. Some of his newest reforms are to drop Viagra, weight loss drugs, fertility treatment and smoking cessation from drug coverage for all employees. He also wants to stop covering their kids’ health care after age 22 rather than 25. Seem simple…

A Tribute to Witold Pilecki

The video is self explanatory.  How much more ugly could dying for liberty get, or more tragic than to die at the hands of a fellow freedom fighter by betrayal?  The cost of liberty is great indeed. E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern