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Bruce Edward Walker

Editor-at-Large

Bruce Edward Walker is the former managing editor of MichiganScience, a quarterly Mackinac Center publication that explores science, technology and related policy matters, and currently a free lance writer and editor-at-large for the Center.

Walker has more than 25 years’ writing and editing experience in a variety of publishing areas, including media relations and corporate speeches. Much of this material involved research on water rights, land use, alternative-technology vehicles and other environmental issues, but Walker has also written extensively on cultural subjects, having produced six titles in Wiley Publishing’s CliffsNotes series, including Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and Ken Kesey’s "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest," as well as dozens of reference-book essays on musicians, authors, scientists, filmmakers and philosophers.

Walker has served as an adjunct professor of literature and academic writing at University of Detroit Mercy. He has published articles in The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, The Royal Oak Daily Tribune, The Freeman and Religion & Liberty. He has edited publications for the Detroit Athletic Club, the Detroit Yacht Club, Buick Motor Division, McGraw-Hill Children’s Publishing and Gale Research, and additionally has contributed essays to reference series published by Omnigraphics and Cengage.

Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Michigan State University. He is the father of two daughters and currently lives in Midland, Mich.

The Cellphone 'Sin Tax'

13.51 percent a month in Michigan. … more

Capitalism Kills ... Poverty

New report from The Economist details progress. … more

DIA Gins Up PR Battle Against Kevyn Orr

City-owned artwork isn't being sold. … more

Cable Unbundling Bill a Bad Bet

"Television Consumer Freedom Act" isn't necessary. … more

Bad for Business: Internet Sales Tax Legislation

Tearing Down Steve Earle's Walmart Song

Angry, threatening lyrics perpetuate economic myths. … more

No Place for Alarmism on Earth Day

Can Earth survive those who want to save it? … more

Shlaes' 'Coolidge' a Must-Read

New biography details Silent Cal's fiscal prudence. … more

Mini Antennas May Revolutionize TV Viewing

Aereo looking to expand into Michigan. … more

Thatcher and 1980s Musicians

Former prime minister handled criticism with aplomb. … more

Paul Williams RIP

Rock journalist made it on is own, with no subsidies. … more

Internet Sales Tax Legislation

Bad for businesses and customers. … more

The Dark Side of the Moon

The bright side of capitalism. … more

It Was 50 Years Ago Today ...

"Please Please Me," The Beatles and capitalism. … more

Motown on the Slab

A review of Charlie LeDuff's "Detroit: An American Autopsy." … more

It's Only (Capitalist) Rock 'n' Roll

But I like it ... … more

Pope Francis and the Free Market

Papal encyclicals, the Iron Curtain and personal liberty. … more

Michigan Gets Flying Monkeys for $40 Million

"Oz" defends its own corporate welfare while slamming others. … more

Opposing Groups Rally At State's 'Good Energy Decisions' Panel

Time to 'Sequester' Arts Subsidies

Let people keep their own money, choose their own art. … more

Long Live Rock: Technology Throws a Lifeline

The market, not subsidies, helps music evolve. … more

And the Academy Award Goes To ...

A fresh look at a timeless classic. … more

Government Funding of 'Scientific' Research

Lots of benefits for politicians, little for taxpayers. … more

On Breughel and Brussels Sprouts

Why public funding for the arts, or food, is still a bad idea. … more

The Conservative Environmentalist

Sifting Through History’s Dustbin

Mendacity Writ Large

Walter Duranty, the Pulitzer and 'truthiness.' … more

A Tale of Two Stalins

A review of two very different books. … more

Grand Rapids TV Viewers May Experience Blackouts

Disagreement between broadcasters, cable company. … more

Police Called to Monitor Dam Removal Meeting

Jacques Barzun, R.I.P.

Historian, writer, philosopher, anti-statist. … more

Dam Removal Mishap Raises More Questions, Concerns

GQ Hit Piece on GR ArtPrize

"Like fairgoers sampling sideshows at a carnival." … more

Teaching Teachout on the DIA Deception

Art museums shouldn't receive public dollars. … more

Grand Traverse Residents 'Occupy' the Boardman

Objections to removal of dams gets heated. … more

Liberal Clichés 101: Abstract Democracy and Unity

Jonah Goldberg's new book. … more

Liberal Clichés 101: Dogmatism

Ray Bradbury: Poet of Science and Sanity

A reflection on the author's life and work. … more

Michigan Poets

New book offers a free market look at the arts. … more

Controversial Cyber Security Bill Passed By U.S. House

Governments Already Impose Hunger Games

Plenty of parallels between new movie, reality. … more

Internet Copyright Protection Bills Threaten ISPs, Web Sites, Users

The Laboratory Library: Book Review

Michigan suffers from an inability to attract and retain jobs. What many people don’t realize is that state-level regulatory reform may be one of the most important factors in reversing our job losses. … more

'Commercial-free' Radio

Bruce Walker, former managing editor of MichiganScience and currently the managing editor of the Heartland Institute’s InfoTech and Telecom News, writes in Tuesday’s Washington Times that true fans of National Public Radio would be more than happy to pay for the service in order to replace government subsidies. … more

Public Radio Claims Hide Actual Costs

Despite claims that public radio only costs U.S. citizens $1.35 a year, the real-world costs are far higher. I interviewed several public radio station employees recently, and discovered state taxpayers cover far more of the costs it takes to bring “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Car Talk” to listeners.  … more