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Volume 22  Number 2  •  Fall 2017
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Passing the Affordable Care Act: Transaction Costs, Legerdemain, Acquisition of Control
By Charlotte Twight
This article appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of The Independent Review

Government officials in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 used a variety of methods to ensure its passage and entrenchment. The power of these strategies and tactics can be seen most clearly by viewing them through the analytical lens of political transaction-cost manipulation theory.

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Other Independent Review articles by Charlotte Twight
    Winter 2016   Through the Mist: American Liberty and Political Economy, 2065
    Fall 2015   Dodd–Frank: Accretion of Power, Illusion of Reform
    Spring 2008   Sovereign Impunity
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