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February 16, 2022
Part 1 - Vaccine Mandates and Liberty: Where Should We Draw the Line?
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February 23, 2022
Part 2 - Vaccine Mandates and Liberty: Where Do We Find Scholarly Research?
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An Evening with the Mackinac Center
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Past Events

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

At this Policy Forum, Jason Hayes will discuss how seven basic principles can start legislators and regulators off on the right path by ensuring private property rights are protected and the productive and creative abilities of free markets are maximized.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

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 provide an update on recent legislative action and discuss such timely topics as the future of Line 5, pandemic policies, and education and worker freedom.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2021 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took unprecedented actions in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state banned certain businesses from operating and even required the entire population of Michigan to stay in their homes under penalty of law. The constitutionality of these actions was questionable, and some were struck down by the Michigan Supreme Court. Now that the pandemic emergency has ended, it is time to assess the state of Michigan’s emergency actions both in terms of their effectiveness and their propriety.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2021 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2021 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Assessing whether unprecedented lockdown policies were worth the costs is complicated, but two economists from Michigan universities will explain how to approach the problem and present their own research findings on the effectiveness of lockdowns.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The unreliability of renewable energy like wind and solar contributed to the problem that led to the Texas blackouts this past winter. What lessons could Michigan learn to prevent a similar problem here?

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Socialists on the left and populists on the right increasingly blame the free market for a host of issues: poverty, middle-class stagnation, income inequality and more. Further regulating the market is often the proposed solution, but sometimes its government rules themselves that stifle innovation and block people from moving up the economic ladder.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Do you need a college degree to be successful? Why does college cost so much? How do we ensure higher education is flexible and affordable? Come hear a nuanced discussion about college costs and what states and the federal government should do about it. Join us at 11 am EST. Opening remarks will be made by Joseph Lehman, president of the Mackinac Center. Featured panelists will be Jason Delisle, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Jeremy Horpedahl, assistant professor of economics at the University of Central Arkansas, and Jarrett Skorup, director of marketing and communications at the Mackinac Center.