Michael Tanner is director of health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

By Michael Tanner

Health Care Made Easy

Enron and Social Security Reform

Privatization skeptics are trying to draw parallels between what would happen under Social Security privatization and the failure of Enron's private pension accounts. But Enron's pension accounts are nothing like the accounts being proposed to save Social Security. … more

How Secure Is Social Security?

Welfare Pays Better than Work

Some Michigan welfare recipients make the only logical economic choice when they stay on welfare rather than find work that pays even $9 per hour. … more

Medicaid Reform: Giving Michigan's Poor a Chance

Privatizing Medicaid through the use of vouchers would reduce state expenditures, improve service quality, and provide greater access to health care for the needy. … more