Events

Oct. 25, 2018: Brews and Views

Join us for a panel discussion on the role of private efforts to protect and conserve natural areas and resources. … more

Sept. 27, 2018: Planning for Life Workshop – Farmington Hills

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

Sept. 25, 2018: Bail Reform: Improving Pretrial Release to Benefit Defendants and Taxpayers

Michigan’s system of bail and pretrial release is ripe for reform, but any changes to this complex structure require a thorough understanding of current practices and how they diverge from best practices. Analysts at the Mackinac Center and the ACLU of Michigan both published papers to inform the public about bail in our state, which they will present jointly. … more

Sept. 20, 2018: The New Face of the FCC: Q&A with Chairman Ajit Pai

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. … more

Sept. 13, 2018: Little Pink House Screening

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. … more

July 18, 2018: Making Waves with the Mackinac Center

Join us for a sunset cruise and a free market discussion on energy and property rights.

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

June 20, 2018: Smart Regs for Smart Tech: How Government Can Allow Next Gen Internet Networks to Flourish

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. … more

June 14, 2018: Planning for Life Workshop – Bay Harbor Yacht Club

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

June 12, 2018: Planning for Life Workshop – Midland, MI

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

May 30, 2018: Beer Glut: The Overregulation of Alcohol in Michigan

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. … more

 
 

Mackinac Center events help connect our supporters with experts from our policy staff as well as with the opinions and perspectives of nationally-known writers and speakers. In communities across Michigan, our events also serve to help expose new friends to the promises and possibilities of freedom and opportunity.

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