Events

Feb. 3, 2016: Friends of Freedom

Featuring Michigan Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter … more

Dec. 10, 2015: Acton Lecture Series: 'Excuse Me Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism'

There's little truly "progressive" about Progressivism. True progress happens when humans are free, yet the Progressive agenda substantially diminishes freedom while promising the unachievable. Based on his recent book—Lawrence Reed will tackle many of the most common economic, philosophic and historical errors of “progressive” ideology. … more

Dec. 2, 2015: Why Can’t Tesla Sell Cars in Michigan?

Issues and Ideas Forum

Under current Michigan law, Tesla Motors and other car companies may not open showrooms or service centers to work directly with consumers.  Instead, to operate in Michigan, car companies have to enter into franchise agreements with independent dealers.  Telsa and at least one other start-up car company, Elio Motors, have stated that working through dealers would impair their ability to get into the market.  A number of other states have recently moved to permit direct distribution by manufacturers.  Professor Crane will lay out the case for direct distribution, showing its importance to innovation, competition, and consumer choice. … more

Oct. 30, 2015: Legacy Society Luncheon

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy invites you to join us for our 2015 Legacy Society Luncheon with special guest Jay Nordlinger of National Review. … more

Oct. 21, 2015: Planning for Life Workshop

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2015 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan. … more

Oct. 13, 2015: Union Transparency: How to Make Michigan Public Unions More Accountable

Issues and Ideas Forum

Public workers in Michigan pay hundreds or thousands of dollars per year in dues to unions, but it’s very difficult for workers to find out how that money is being spent. The reason is that Michigan has weak reporting requirements for government unions, asking for only a few numbers on spending in broad categories. Under this system, union members cannot assess if their union is spending their dues money wisely or not. … more

July 31, 2015: Friedman Legacy Day

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Northwood University Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise cordially invite you to join us in celebrating Milton Friedman Legacy Day 2015. … more

July 23, 2015: Planning for Life Workshop

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2015 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan. … more

July 22, 2015: Planning for Life Workshop

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2015 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan. … more

June 25, 2015: Money in Politics: How Much Should Be Disclosed?

The Mackinac Center’s Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Debate

The Mackinac Center’s Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Debate will address the question of whether individuals who donate to nonprofit organizations or political issues should be able to maintain their privacy. … more

 
 

Mackinac Center events help connect our supporters with experts from our policy staff as well as with the opinions and perspectives of nationally-known writers and speakers. In communities across Michigan, our events also serve to help expose new friends to the promises and possibilities of freedom and opportunity.

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