Features and Highlights

The Top Ten Things People Believe About Canadian Health Care, But Shouldn't

Speech delivered by Brian Lee Crowley before the Mackinac Center's Issues and Ideas Luncheon in Lansing Oct. 9, 2003 … more

Great Things In Mind For Michigan

John Coonradt explains what the Mackinac Center is about, in an article published in The Diamond Line, the quarterly newsletter for employees, retirees and directors of Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company. … more

Why Michigan Should Shelve its "Economic Development" Programs

Mackinac Center Director of Fiscal Policy Michael LaFaive was invited to testify before a joint committee of the Michigan Senate. … more

Privatizing State Fairs Could Gain State $60 Million

Another money-losing year for fairs coupled with huge state deficits strongly suggests a change is needed. … more

More Disclosure of Union Finances Is Coming

Unions will have to show how they spend their members' dues on lobbying, politics, charities, staff perks, and organizing. … more

Delaying State Income Tax Cut Will Cost Nearly 3,000 Jobs

An econometric model predicts the loss of nearly 3,000 new jobs if lawmakers prevent the scheduled state income tax cut. … more

How Overregulation Kills Cool, Hip Cities

Maybe government can't do 'cool.' … more

Close the Teacher Strike Loophole

The recent Detroit teachers' walkout shut down schools in subversion of the state's law prohibiting teacher strikes. … more

The Candy Police

What level of government should determine the proper use of candy in the classroom? … more

Detroit School Establishment Turns Down $200 Million Gift

One of the nation's worst urban school districts would rather perpetuate failure than accept competition from charter schools. … more

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