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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.
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?
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2023 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.
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.
Join us for an evening of fellowship among friends of liberty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.