Trying Liberty is a blog created by a group of interns at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MCPP). The Mackinac Center is a nonpartisan research and educational institute focused on free markets and liberty in the State of Michigan. We, the interns, share the same passion for liberty and would like to spread the message.
That is why Trying Liberty is here. We want to explore how liberty affects us – not just through the policies that governments enact or the theories economists propose. We want to look at how liberty changes our relationships with people, how it affects what we can say in the public square, and even how it influences the software we use on our computers, the transportation we use and the food we eat. Most importantly, we want to explore it with you. We want to share with you what we find, and we want to hear what you think about it.
So, please join us, and together, let’s discover the value of Liberty.
“Away with the whims of governmental administrators, their socialized projects, their centralization, their tariffs, their government schools, their state religions, their free credit, their bank monopolies, their regulations, their restrictions, their equalization by taxation, and their pious moralizations! And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty…” – Frédéric Bastiat