January 2021

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January 19, 2021
Talking Michigan Taxes: Potential Increases and Reforms in 2021
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January 27, 2021
The Consequences of COVID Lockdowns
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February 2021

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February 2, 2021
Flex Learning: A Customized Approach for Michigan Students
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February 10, 2021
Pandemic Policies and the Michigan Economy: Scholarly Research and Writing
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February 17, 2021
Why College Costs So Much and What States Can Do About It
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Past Events

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ajit Pai is the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, but his philosophy is a bit different than many regulators. Pai’s regulatory philosophy values consumers, competition and markets over regulation, bureaucrats and central planning. His principles include being aware of “regulatory capture,” a free and fair system without dispensing favors and special treatment, flexible rulemaking, and rules which respect the laws of Congress.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Join the Mackinac Center for a private screening of the compelling film about small town heroes who challenged one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical corporations and an overreaching government all the way to the Supreme Court.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Featuring: Jason Hayes, director of environmental policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This panel will discuss issues related to the future of internet networks, including 5G cell service, “net neutrality” and broadband infrastructure. Panelists will also offer guidance on what governments at all levels — local, state and federal — should do (or not do) in relation to the future of internet connectivity and the spinoff technologies it makes possible.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2018 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2018 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Michigan’s rules about alcohol production, distribution and sales are complex. The state has restrictions on what can be produced, a strict monopoly system for distribution and imposes price controls on sellers. Many of these regulations were originally crafted some 80 years ago in the post-Prohibition era.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

In recent years the price consumers pay for many brand name prescription drugs and even some generics has increased. There are several factors behind these increases. One has to do with the type of the drugs being developed today and the smaller number of patients they target. Another involves middlemen that absorb many of the price discounts provided by drug makers. And a third has to do with the regulations coming from both Washington and the states.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hosted by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan in partnership with Acton Academies and Acton MBA, the Detroit Children’s Business Fair gives kids ages 6-14 a safe space to practice entrepreneurship. The marketplace is free and open to the public.