State Watch
by | Jul 26, 2019

Activists on the political left continue to push the U.S. health-care delivery system toward a single-payer, government-controlled plan. Many Americans are now debating a complete nationalized program versus an incremental move to fully socialized medicine. Alternatives such as a Medicare…

by | Jun 13, 2019

A child’s lemonade stand set up on a hot summer day is a classic element of Americana. Lemonade stands are one of a child’s first forays into entrepreneurship, and teach valuable skills about commerce, sales, and resource management. Lemonade stands…

by | May 17, 2019

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is touting a new Climate Action Plan, and recently joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of 24 states committed to implementing policies that support the Paris Agreement — which the Trump administration rejected. According to the…

by | Apr 5, 2019

One of the more famous Sherlock Holmes mysteries (“Silver Blaze”) revolves around the disappearance of a famous race horse the night before a race. The all-important clue: a dog that didn’t bark in the night. “Is there any point to…

by | May 21, 2018

Crony capitalism appears ubiquitous in today’s economy, but quantifying its costs can be difficult. Fortunately, the Mackinac Center did it for us. A study out of the Michigan-based think tank provides an interesting case study into the scope of crony…

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