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Past Events

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Before the Legislature leaves on its summer recess, it will have approved the state of Michigan’s budgets for the 2023-24 fiscal year. Please join the Mackinac Center on Thursday, July 20 for a deep dive into the spending priorities of Gov. Whitmer and your state legislators, and some strategies from around the country to ensure better use of your tax dollars by state governments.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Michigan legislators approved almost $3 billion in new corporate welfare spending during just the first quarter of 2023. What exactly are we getting for our money and what has been the track record of previous corporate subsidies? And importantly, how might these influence Michigan’s long-term trend of population loss?

Thursday, June 29, 2023

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2023 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Join us for a discussion about advancing liberty in Nepal led by think tank founder Basanta Adhikari, who is helping catalyze a grassroots movement to foster the culture of entrepreneurship and free markets the country so desperately needs.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Join us for an evening of fellowship among friends of liberty.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

You’re invited to a special screening of the Moving Picture Institute Original feature film Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game. Based on the true story of Roger Sharpe, who in 1976 helped overturn New York City’s ban on pinball, the arcade game becomes a symbol of how the government imposes on people’s lives and happiness — through prohibitions and misguided regulations.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Join us in person or online for a panel of state and international experts to discuss economic freedom in Michigan, the United States and around the world.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Join us at Northwood University, as Dr. David Friedman discusses a variety of government policies which stem from the existence of externalities and their effects on our daily lives.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Come join us in the biggest ever celebration of education options for Michigan families! We welcome students, parents, educators and guest supporters, as well as a variety of student-led displays to highlight the importance of educational options.

Monday, January 23, 2023

The public is invited to Northwood University for a presentation by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression’s director of public advocacy, as he explores the role of the government versus market forces in enabling free and responsible speech. This lecture is free and open to the public.