Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Student displays, performances and testimonials will showcase the value Michigan families receive when they exercise choice to meet their educational needs.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Public policy choices can have profound consequences on the decisions individuals make about their own opportunities — where to live, work, invest and raise families. What can government leaders do to influence those choices? Respect economic freedom.

January 2019

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January 23, 2019
National School Choice Week
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February 2019

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Economic Freedom: What it is and Why it Matters
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Past Events

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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.

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.