Dr. Gerald L. Musgrave is President of Economics America, a consulting firm in Ann Arbor, and a member of the Advisory Board of The Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

By Gerald L. Musgrave

Taxing Savings Destroys Jobs

An analysis of Clinton tax proposals concluded that 2.3 million private sector jobs would be lost over six years if certain policies became law. … more

Medical Savings Accounts Would Control Health Care Costs

Informed patients are better suited to make decisions about the trade-offs between money and health care expenditures. Encouraging personal medical savings accounts would help control today's spiraling health costs. … more

Twenty Myths About National Health Insurance

The allure of national health insurance comes largely because it is perceived as successful in Canada and Britain. This thoroughly documented report shows conclusively that government-run national health insurance has led to serious and inevitable dilemmas that no country should want to emulate. The authors prove that other models have not been more successful than the U.S. in controlling costs or providing superior access to care, and that adoption of a national health system would have negative consequences. Released in cooperation with the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis. 68 pages. … more