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In a Changing World, Education Should be Centered on the Individual, not the Building

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 21, 2016 8:42 AM
In a Changing World, Education Should be Centered on the Individual, not the Building

By MacIver Institute Research Associate Ola Lisowski - As a lifelong public school attendee who began her education in the Chicago Public School system, I'm not the most obvious choice for a defender of, well, educational choice. Even when I crossed the state border to become a badger or international borders to pursue a graduate degree, I have always attended public schools. Read More »

Bureaucrats' Outrageous Request Reveals Absurdity of Minimum Markup Law

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 19, 2016 5:00 AM
Bureaucrats' Outrageous Request Reveals Absurdity of Minimum Markup Law

By Chris Rochester - An exchange of letters between attorneys representing a retailer and bureaucrats at the state agency responsible for enforcing Wisconsin's antiquated Unfair Sales Act - also called the minimum markup law - reveal the complete absurdity of the Depression-era law. Read More »

Sen. Darling: Why Won't Milwaukee's Leaders Stand Up for Kids?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 12, 2016 10:17 AM
Sen. Darling: Why Won't Milwaukee's Leaders Stand Up for Kids?

Special Guest Perspective by Senator Alberta Darling - Thousands of kids remain trapped in failing Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) while the city's leaders continue to ignore the problem. There are more students in failing schools in MPS than the entire population of the city of Stevens Point. Read More »

Obama and the True Measure of Progressivism

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 12, 2016 5:34 AM
Obama and the True Measure of Progressivism

Speaker Paul Ryan on President Obama's true legacy... Read More »

Wisconsin Drivers Are Taxpayers, Wisconsin Taxpayers are Overtaxed

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 9, 2016 12:29 PM
Wisconsin Drivers Are Taxpayers, Wisconsin Taxpayers are Overtaxed

Special guest perspective by Senator Duey Stroebel - With Wisconsin's overall tax burden still in the top ten, this is no time to be campaigning for higher taxes. Even though Wisconsin's gas tax is among the highest in the nation, those advocating for a tax increase claim that Wisconsin drivers pay less to operate a vehicle than in other states. Read More »

No Surprise: Higher Back-To-School Prices Thanks To Wisconsin's Minimum Markup Law

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 22, 2016 5:00 AM
No Surprise: Higher Back-To-School Prices Thanks To Wisconsin's Minimum Markup Law

Back-to-school shopping in Wisconsin is once again more expensive than in neighboring states thanks to the state's minimum markup law that outlaws sale prices that are too low. Read More »

Are Wisconsin's Schools Now Being Graded on a Curve?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 6, 2016 5:00 AM
Are Wisconsin's Schools Now Being Graded on a Curve?

By James Wigderson - Starting this fall the state's report cards for schools will not only show how many students reach the designated reading and math levels, but also the progress students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds make in reaching those goals. Read More »

Higher Medicaid Expansion Costs Reveal Another Obamacare Design Flaw

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 5, 2016 9:27 AM
Higher Medicaid Expansion Costs Reveal Another Obamacare Design Flaw

By Veronique de Rugy, Ph.D. - Remember when the Obama administration promised that the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid would be awesome? As it turns out, it's been a parade of bad decisions, flawed calculations, and taxpayer waste. Read More »

RPS Goals Admirable But Expensive for Wisconsin

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 4, 2016 10:17 AM
RPS Goals Admirable But Expensive for Wisconsin

By University of Wyoming professor Dr. Timothy Considine and MacIver Institute President Brett Healy - In the Badger State, government mandates require that 10 percent of electricity must come from wind, solar, and other forms of renewable energy by 2016. A worthy goal to be sure. But there's a catch. Read More »

A Conservative Take on State Transportation: A Rebuttal

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 29, 2016 11:41 AM
A Conservative Take on State Transportation: A Rebuttal

Editor's Note: Last week, MacIver posted a column from conservative blogger Owen Robinson (www.bootsandsabers.com) with his thoughts on the need to raise the gas tax or car registration fee in Wisconsin. Our friend George Mitchell asked if he could... Read More »

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