'Rich States, Poor States'

Mackinac Center hosts economist, author Jonathan Williams

Jonathon Williams

Co-author of
"Rich States, Poor States:
ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitive Index"

Please join us to hear mid-Michigan native Jonathan Williams discuss Michigan's economic performance compared to competing states. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of "Rich States, Poor States," and Mr. Williams will be available to sign individual books.

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Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010
Program: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:00-5:45 p.m.


Mackinac Center for Public Policy
140 West Main St.
Midland, MI, 48640

There is no charge for this event, but advance registration is requested by October 15, 2010. You may register by calling the Mackinac Center at (989) 631-0900 or you may register online.



Jonathan Williams is the director of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where he works with state legislators and the private sector to develop free market fiscal policy solutions in the states.

Prior to joining ALEC, Williams served as staff economist at the non-partisan Tax Foundation, authoring numerous tax policy studies. His work has been featured in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and Investor’s Business Daily. Williams has been a contributing author to the Reason Foundation’s Annual Privatization Report and has written for the Ash Institute at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is also a contributor to The Examiner (Washington, D.C.) and serves as an adjunct fiscal policy fellow at the Kansas Policy Institute.

In addition to testifying before numerous legislative bodies and speaking to audiences across America, Williams is a frequent guest on talk radio shows and has appeared on numerous television outlets, including The Glenn Beck Program and Fox Business News. A mid-Michigan native, Williams graduated magna cum laude from Northwood University in Midland, Mich., majoring in economics, banking/finance, and business management. While at Northwood, he was the recipient of the prestigious Ludwig von Mises Award in Economics.

Please Register Early

We request that any changes in the number of persons attending be made by Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.


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