Richard McKenzie, an economics professor emeritus in the Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, is author of Miracle Mountain: A Hidden Sanctuary for Children, Horses, and Birds Off a Road Less Traveled (2013) and other works on orphanages. He was also executive director on a documentary film, Homecoming: The Forgotten World of America’s Orphanages, that aired widely on PBS stations and is the editor of two scholarly volumes on orphanages of the past. This short article is founded on a longer one recently distributed through the National Center for Policy Analysis, where McKenzie is a senior fellow. He grew up in a North Carolina orphanage in the 1950s.
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