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A Scurrilous Attack on ‘Laissez-faire’ Economists

The Chronicle Review recently ran a scurrilous article, the gist of which was that “laissez-faire” economists were subverting good policy (i.e., federal regulation of just about everything) by promoting “deregulation” to help firms to which they have financial ties. I sent the article to someone who knows what he’s talking about, St. Lawrence University professor Steven Horwitz, and I’m delighted that he has written a piece today for The Freeman that corrects many of the misconceptions in the article.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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