David Bardallis is the former managing editor of publications with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, an independent, nonprofit research and educational institute located in Midland, Michigan.

Symphony of Privatization

Keeping the Faith

The issue of whether "faith-based" charities should receive public funding received national attention in the last presidential campaign. St. John's Home in Kent County shows how it should be done. … more

Redford Union School District Gets $350,000 Offer to Save Teachers' Jobs

The school district cuts have prompted parents to raise money through bake sales, magic shows, and other means to keep children with their teachers. … more

Local Comment: Old-Time Mayor Focused on Finance for City's Success

Jeffords's False Parallel

Future Detroit Mayor Could Learn from Motor City's Past

The mayor made every effort to ensure that Detroit's taxes remained as low as possible. … more

Emergency Financial Manager to Help Hamtramck Balance the Books

The state has appointed privatization expert Louis Schimmel as the city of Hamtramck's "emergency financial manager." Read what Schimmel has in mind for bringing the city back from the brink of insolvency. … more

A Connecticut Yankee in Bankruptcy Court

Mark Twain handled his bankruptcy at age 59 the old-fashioned way: He worked hard and repaid his debts in full. Today, too many Americans have found a new way: file for bankruptcy and avoid financial responsibility. … more

Get Government out of Our Bathrooms!