The author gratefully acknowledges the diligent and exhaustive research assistance provided by former state representative Margaret O’Connor. David Littmann, first vice president of Comerica Bank; Lawrence Reed, president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy; Jefferson Edgens, natural resources policy specialist with the University of Kentucky; and Adrian Moore, director of economic studies for the Reason Public Policy Institute, also provided invaluable comments on early drafts of the study. David Bardallis, Mackinac Center policy writer and editor, provided insightful editing assistance. The author, however, retains sole responsibility for the content and accuracy of the data and analysis.