Private Cures for Public Ills

Public officials across America are discovering a solution to soaring government deficits, crushing tax burdens, inefficient bureaucracies, and public sector waste and fraud. The answer? Let private enterprise solve public problems.
This collection of 26 case studies shows how services including trash collection, education, mail delivery, and environmental protection have been better and less expensively provided by the private sector.
Michigan Governor John Engler writes in the book's foreword, "No one who fancies himself a `public servant' should dismiss [privatization] out of hand." 202 pages.  … more

Guarantee of
Quality Scholarship

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is committed to delivering the highest quality and most reliable research on Michigan issues. The Center guarantees that all original factual data are true and correct and that information attributed to other sources is accurately represented.

The Center encourages rigorous critique of its research. If the accuracy of any material fact or reference to an independent source is questioned and brought to the Center’s attention with supporting evidence, the Center will respond in writing. If an error exists, it will be noted in a correction that will accompany all subsequent distribution of the publication. This constitutes the complete and final remedy under this guarantee.