Economic Development

The Problem of Corporate Welfare

Corporate welfare leaves smaller companies to struggle … more

House Republicans Should be Applauded for Trying to Cut ‘21st Century Jobs Fund’

The program has been a repeated failure

The 21st Century Jobs fund has repeatedly failed in its objectives, and any efforts to cut it would be positive. … more

State Tourism Spending Ineffective

For every $1 spent, hotel industry gets one penny … more

Pure Michigan Scare Tactics

MEDC deploys 'Washington Monument syndrome'

MEDC deploys 'Washington Monument syndrome' … more

Department Reorganization is New Wine in Old Skin

Corporate welfare doesn’t work, reorganizing won't fix it

Corporate welfare doesn’t work, reorganizing won't fix it … more
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Economic Growth and Right-to-Work Laws

This study aims to measure the impact of right-to-work laws on states’ economic performance. It uses average annual growth rates in employment, real (inflation-adjusted) personal income and population to measure the economic well-being of right-to-work states. On the whole, the results of this analysis show that right-to-work laws have a statistically significant and economically meaningful positive impact, although the results vary. … more

LaFaive Cited in Macomb Daily

Repetitive language in press releases is tiresome. … more

Lansing Pols Recycle Press Releases

Tiresome and demeaning to taxpayers

Tiresome and demeaning to taxpayers. … more

'The Freeman' Interviews Rod Lockwood

Mackinac Center board member discusses Belle Isle

Mackinac Center board member discusses Belle Isle. … more

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