The Mackinac Center for Public Policy expresses appreciation to its professional staff,
Board of Directors, Board of Scholars, and Boards of Advisors for assistance in the
preparation of this report. We also thank our friends at the John Locke Foundation, a
public policy research institute in Raleigh, North Carolina, for several inspirational
suggestions used in the introduction. Lawrence Reed, president of the Mackinac Center,
served as editor of this publication.