This study objectively measures economic freedom both nationally and from a local level in Michigan. It demonstrates correlations between greater freedom and economic well-being. It overwhelmingly and repeatedly finds positive connections between economic liberty and outcomes that many policymakers profess to want, such as low unemployment rates and population growth.
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonprofit research and educational institute that advances the principles of free markets and limited government. Through our research and education programs, we challenge government overreach and advocate for a free-market approach to public policy that frees people to realize their potential and dreams.
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