Center Expert, Board Member Discuss Detroit

LaFaive, Lockwood at Reason Foundation event

Michael LaFaive, director of the Mackinac Center’s Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, and Mackinac Center board member Rodney Lockwood both spoke at a roundtable discussion Thursday about the future of Detroit, according to The Detroit News. The event was hosted by the Reason Foundation.

Lockwood discussed his idea to turn Detroit City Airport and the area around it into a freight center. Lockwood earlier proposed buying Belle Isle from the city for $1 billion and turning it into a low-tax commonwealth.

LaFaive explained how Detroit should look north to the city of Pontiac, which has made significant strides after five years under an emergency manager.

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