Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2019 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Mackinac Center Policy Forum is a half day devoted to public policies that matter greatly to friends of free markets and free people. Join us in Traverse City as we discuss questions and legislative action surrounding topics such as government internet, free market environmentalism, the state budget and related tax debate and education reform

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Past Events

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dr. William S. Smith will discuss quality-life measurements, compare the difference between the government and private insurance when determining treatment and talk about the push for rationing of medical care by federal and state governments.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

How does Michigan insurance compare to that of other states? Why is insurance most expensive in Detroit? What fiscal impact does this have on the average household and also on the low-income household? Answers to these questions and more were recently addressed in a report published by Poverty Solutions, a research initiative at the University of Michigan, and these findings will be presented at this event.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2019 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Please Join Sylvie Légère, President and Co-Founder of The Policy Circle, and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for a Policy Circle Conversation to discuss Free Enterprise.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What’s the right balance between local, state and federal control? What about the rights of citizens — should these vary widely based on where one chooses to live? This panel will feature a lawmaker, policy expert and local government advocate to talk about what is happening in Michigan and across the nation on these issues.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Do you have what it takes to be the next Hendrik Meijer, Henry Ford or Oprah? Find out at the Detroit Children’s Business Fair! On Saturday, May 4, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and TechTown Detroit will host up to 40 young entrepreneurs at TechTown Detroit, in Detroit, Michigan. Think you have what it takes to run a business? Join us and find out! Children ages 6-15 are welcome. Application deadline is April 15, 2019.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Join us to hear Dr. Larry Schweikart speak about his new biography title Reagan: The American President.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Seizure and forfeiture are important parts of the criminal justice system. In principle, this process is helpful for taking away assets from criminals and goods obtained illegally. But it’s easily abused, and Michiganders deserve to have their property rights protected. This panel will feature points of views from law enforcement, researchers and legislators. The discussion will be on why Michigan should continue to reform its civil asset forfeiture system and how to get it right.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Criminal justice reform will continue to be a hot topic in Lansing this year, as lawmakers on the left and right advance various proposals for reforming the system. But in order to properly evaluate the potential for successful change, it’s important to understand the nuts and bolts of how the system currently operates.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Public policy choices can have profound consequences on the decisions individuals make about their own opportunities — where to live, work, invest and raise families. What can government leaders do to influence those choices? Respect economic freedom.