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Medicaid Expansion: Poorer Health Outcomes at a Higher Cost for Taxpayers

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted October 15, 2014 9:45 AM
Medicaid Expansion: Poorer Health Outcomes at a Higher Cost for Taxpayers

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - At Friday night's debate, Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke said Governor Scott Walker's decision not to expand Medicaid eligibility to 133% of the federal poverty line was "fiscally irresponsible," but in reality, accepting the expansion is the fiscally irresponsible thing to do. Read More »

'I'd Be Happy to Pay Higher Taxes on Beer,' Said No Wisconsinite Ever

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted October 8, 2014 3:00 AM
'I'd Be Happy to Pay Higher Taxes on Beer,' Said No Wisconsinite Ever

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - It's bad enough that some business leaders and Milwaukee elected officials want the surrounding counties to pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. But now they're talking about taxing our beer, and those are fighting words. Read More »

Any Education Plan, Even If Plagiarized, Is Better For Public Debate Than No Plan At All

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 29, 2014 4:12 PM
Any Education Plan, Even If Plagiarized, Is Better For Public Debate Than No Plan At All

James Wigderson, Special Guest Perspective for the MacIver Institute. With serious educational challenges in front of us, Wisconsinites deserve a genuine and frank discussion of ideas to help our children succeed. Read More »

Did Mary Burke Admit She has No New Policy Ideas by Plagiarizing Her Jobs Plan?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted September 25, 2014 3:00 AM
Did Mary Burke Admit She has No New Policy Ideas by Plagiarizing Her Jobs Plan?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - So what exactly are Mary Burke's plans if she becomes governor? Buzzfeed broke a second story about Burke's campaign taking passages almost verbatim from other candidates' public policy positions and using them as her own. Read More »

Misguided Act 10? Journal Sentinel Should Just "Own It"

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted September 16, 2014 2:00 AM
Misguided Act 10? Journal Sentinel Should Just

MacIver Perspectives by James Wigderson - Reading the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial on the state budget, "If there's a budget mess this time, it belongs to Gov. Scott Walker," one would get the impression the entire state is on the verge of joining Detroit as a fiscal policy disaster area. However, that is far from the truth. Read More »

At $15 an Hour, Robbie the Robot Could Replace Robbie the Fast Food Worker

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted September 10, 2014 3:00 AM
At $15 an Hour, Robbie the Robot Could Replace Robbie the Fast Food Worker

MacIver Perspectives by James Wigderson - At the risk of becoming the MacIver Institute's resident food critic, I have seen the future of frozen yogurt. In the entranceway of Woodman's grocery store in Waukesha, a kiosk robot is serving up the flavored icy treat complete with toppings. Read More »

Ryan Offers Alternatives to Move America Forward in His New Book

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted September 8, 2014 10:08 AM
Ryan Offers Alternatives to Move America Forward in His New Book

MacIver Perspectives by James Wigderson - In his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea, Paul Ryan willingly tackles the tough issues confronting the United States, and in the process even lectures his own party's conservative base on the need to think tactically to achieve strategic objectives. Read More »

Boycott of Local Business by Union Member Backfires

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 26, 2014 2:00 AM
Boycott of Local Business by Union Member Backfires

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - I'll grant that the pizza at Maria's Pizzaria is good and relatively inexpensive. But it was not the large rectangular pizzas with the thin crust and lots of toppings that was attracting new business. Although you could not tell it Tuesday night, Maria's Pizzaria is the target of a boycott. Read More »

To Stop Income Drain, Wisconsin Must Continue Reforming and Reducing Taxes According to New Report

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 18, 2014 12:00 PM
To Stop Income Drain, Wisconsin Must Continue Reforming and Reducing Taxes According to New Report

MacIver Perspectives by Brett Healy - Wisconsin is headed in the right direction, but there is still a lot of work to do because too many of our fellow Wisconsinites are leaving the state for better tax climates and taking their money with them. On average, Wisconsin loses $136 million a year in adjusted gross income (AGI) from residents moving to other states. Read More »

Four Years Later - Another Liberal Group Whining about (Not-So) High-Speed Rail?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted August 18, 2014 3:00 AM
Four Years Later - Another Liberal Group Whining about (Not-So) High-Speed Rail?

MacIver Perspectives by James Wigderson - Drivers along I-94 near Oconomowoc may have noticed a new billboard attempting to distract them. The Environmental Law and Policy Center, based in Chicago, is trying to revive the debate over so-called high speed rail. Read More »

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