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  1. Educational Choice for Michigan
    The sad state of public education in Michigan and America is largely due to its organization as a government-protected monopoly. The authors argue that injecting choice, competition and accountability into education would result in dramatic improvement. The report explodes the myths that the problem in education is too little money and that choice would lead to segregation or elitism. One chapter focuses on the remarkable achievements of 107 non-public schools in Detroit. 102 pages.
  2. Michigan Shouldn't Copy Canada's Health System
    A proposal for Michigan to implement free, universal health care is based on the misconception that Canada's model is one we would want to emulate.
  3. The Government's Role in Assessing Cancer Risks
    The methodology that the EPA uses to determine cancer risk borders on the ridiculous and should be reformed.
  4. Government Pension System Needs Reform
    The state's treasurer should not be investing state employees' pension monies in risky initial public offerings in the stock market.
  5. School Funding and Student Performance
    States where the local governments, not state governments, make up the vast bulk of school finance produce the best results.
  6. The Property Tax Cut Debate
    A perspective on why high property taxes are detrimental.
  7. Progressive Environmentalism:
    A Pro-Human, Pro-Science, Pro-Free Enterprise Agenda for Change

    Radical environmentalism is the destructive notion that free enterprise is the danger and government is the manager of the environment. Conclusive facts, figures, and analysis show that private property and free markets should be encouraged if we want to clean up our environment. Specific changes in the law would improve environmental quality and preserve personal and economic liberties. 85 pages.
  8. Hang Up on Vote-by-Phone
    The proposal to allow voters to register and vote by telephone might encourage more voting, but it won't preserve democracy and improve government.
  9. Employment-at-Will in Michigan: A Case for Retaining the Doctrine
    The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented assault on one of the last frontiers of free contract: the employment relationship. The ability of individuals to choose freely for whom they will work and who will work for them is being undermined by activist jurists and legislators and cheered on by statist academics. Skoppek traces this development in Michigan law, explains the breadth of harm it has caused, and argues strongly for change. 26 pages.
  10. Prevailing Wage Act Harms the Poor
    If Michigan citizens were serious about assisting poor people, they would support repeal of the Prevailing Wage Act.
  11. Should Taxpayers Finance ESOPS?
    Lansing once spent taxpayer dollars subsidizing employee stock ownership plans, a program that was of dubious value at best.
  12. "Arts Ogres" and Killer Bees
    The vocal art subsidy lobby in Michigan shows its elitism and intolerance by trashing those who oppose massive subsidies.
  13. The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America
    Many students are taught that 19th century "robber barons" exploited their customers on the way to making America an economic colossus. Dr. Folsom makes the crucial distinction between business leaders of this period-economic entrepreneurs whose efforts broke monopolies, created wealth, and helped millions out of poverty, and political entrepreneurs who sought political influence and government subsidies to build their business empires. Now in its third printing, Myth of the Robber Barons explodes the misperception that the great competitors of the 19th century made their gains unjustly, while it exposes the damage done by those who depended primarily on state favors. 170 pages.
  14. Managing the Michigan Solid Waste Stream: Markets or Mandates?
    This comprehensive, Michigan specific review of the economics and politics of solid waste management analyzes recycling, incineration, landfilling, and composting. Michigan should manage its solid waste stream by relying upon market mechanisms and avoiding imposing statewide mandates. Includes an analysis of solid waste legislation and certain local government waste management initiatives. 98 pages.
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