Retired University of California-Irvine economist Richard McKenzie, a Raleigh native who grew up in a North Carolina orphanage, has spent nearly two decades dispelling myths about orphanages. His latest effort is a book titled Miracle Mountain that tells the story of western North Carolina’s Crossnore School.

McKenzie shared themes from the book today during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, he discusses the types of children who end up at the Crossnore School.

2:35 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 52:39 event.

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