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Posts by Isaac Morehouse

Isaac Morehouse is a gifts officer at the Institute for Humane Studies where he helps raise support for the Institute’s programs. Prior to IHS, Isaac worked at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy where he created and directed Students for a Free Economy. He also spent over three years in the Michigan House of Representatives, was involved in a small business startup, founded an international humanitarian nonprofit, and ran a local taxpayer advocacy group. Isaac is a frequent lecturer to student groups on economic ideas, communication skills, the philosophy of freedom and more. He holds a master’s degree in economics with a focus on the Austrian School from the University of Detroit Mercy, and he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Western Michigan University. He love cigars, music, football, his wife and kids, and his job. Follow Isaac on Twitter at @isaacmorehouse.

When the Market Delivers Too Much of a Good Thing and Too Little of a Bad Thing

People often worry that unregulated markets will not sufficiently provide good things: education, charity, diversity of opinion, art, etc. It is also commonly believed that markets allow too many bad things: racism, discrimination, environmental degradation, consumer...

The Law is Written on Our Hearts

A great many people believe that changing the law is the solution to social problems. This is a fiction. If written law were some kind of unbreakable magic spell, the United States would not look as it now does. Nearly all of what the government does today is not by...