Jarrett Skorup

Jarrett Skorup

Jarrett Skorup is a 2009 graduate of Grove City College and former student fellow at The Center for Vision & Values. He is the research associate for online engagement for Michigan Capitol Confidential at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational institute headquartered in Midland, Mich. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is hereby granted, provided that the author and the Centers are properly cited. Mr. Skorup can be reached at [email protected].

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Carter to Obama: Same Old Story on Energy Policy

May 2, 2012 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Economics & Political Systems

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared through the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

As spring bloomed, the president addressed the nation on energy. The president told us, “Without our planning for the future, it will … More>

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The Rich Are Getting Richer; So Are the Poor

December 12, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

“No matter your thoughts about the Occupy Wall Street movement, the protesters were right in at least one respect: The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer.”

Variations on this statement were repeated in dozens of blogs, … More>

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It’s Not Easy Subsidizing Green

October 5, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

The bankruptcy of “green jobs” darling Solyndra is still in the news because it could cost U.S. taxpayers $535 million due to a federal “stimulus” program loan guarantee. The Silicon Valley solar-panel maker’s failure comes on the heels of another … More>

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The Public Employee Union Scam

September 8, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Progressing Backwards

March 30, 2010 | by | Topic: Media & Culture

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Norman Borlaug: An American Hero

December 29, 2009 | by | Topic: Biography

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Called “arguably the greatest American in … More>

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Capitalist Excess? A Review of Michael Moore’s “Capitalism”

November 11, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

Love him or hate him, or his films, there’s no question about where Michael Moore stands ideologically: Left-wing, “progressive,” populist, socialist. In some ways Moore’s newest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” muddies the water. But in the end, all it … More>

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Detroit: The Triumph of Progressive Public Policy

July 22, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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