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  1. Detroit Metropolitan Airport: A Case for Privatization
    The nation's first comprehensive proposal to privatize a commercial airport was inspired by Britain's successful 1987 effort to privatize eight airports, including London's Heathrow. If Detroit Metro were properly privatized, it would benefit county finances, air travelers, and area economic development.
     
  2. Runaway Federal Spending Tramples Michigan Taxpayers
    The way to deal with the federal budget deficit is not to raise taxes but to control runaway government spending. One way to do this would be to enact a spending freeze, which could give us a budget surplus in just three years.
     
  3. Environmental Bond Issue Needs to be Cleaned Up
    Michigan leads the nation in tart cherry production. Some producers are lobbying the government to limit future production. Artificial controls on cherry production will retard development of new cherry markets and products essential to the industry's growth.
     
  4. Privatizing Corrections: An Opportunity for Michigan
    Many states and counties around the country have good track records in this area. It's time that Michigan gave it serious consideration.
     
  5. Product Liability Reform: Better Late Than Never
    There is no need for the states to wait for the federal government to act; liability reform is long overdue.
     
  6. New Directions for Rural Solid Waste Management
    The solution when local solid waste disposal systems jam or break down is not necessarily more government, but greater cooperation between homeowners, businesses, private investors and local, county and state governments.
     
  7. Sales Tax on Services: A Bad Idea
    Michigan should learn from Florida's failed 1987 attempt to extend its sales tax to cover services. If done, it would disadvantage small businesses which compete with large firms and boost the state's administrative costs.
     
  8. Cities Which Choose Death
    Cities and towns die, many times, as victims of technological advance and failure to adapt to abrupt change. But other times, they die because they refuse to acknowledge the realities of the marketplace and try to impose prosperity through politics.
     
  9. Mandatory Benefits Aren't Free
    It would be a mistake for Congress to require employers to provide benefits that a tight federal budget won't permit the government to engage in.
     
  10. The Perils of Predicting
    It's no wonder that economists are notoriously inept at predicting the economic future-virtually all the measures commonly used, such as the Index of Leading Economic Indicators, include or exclude factors that skew the results.
     
  11. A Public Housing Success Story
    Cochran Gardens in St. Louis, Missouri, teaches lessons about tenant management and privatization of public housing from which Michigan could learn.
     
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