Mr. Michael D. Tanner

Posted in: Charitable Services/Income Maintenance, Health Care/Workers' Compensation, Society/Family/Community/Religion

Director, Health & Welfare Studies , Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC
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Directs research on market-based approaches to health, welfare and other "entitlements."
Seeks to replace dependence on government control with individual responsibility.
Heads Cato's Project on Social Security Privatization.
Former director of research, Georgia Public Policy Foundation; former legislative director, American Legislative Exchange Council.

Academic Background

B.A.: Norwich University, Vermont (English).

Publications or Presentations

Co-author, Common Cents, Common Dreams: A Layman's Guide to Social Security Privatization (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 1998).
The End of Welfare: Fighting Poverty in the Civil Society (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 1996).
"The Perils of Government Investing," Cato Institute Briefing Paper, No. 43, Dec. 1, 1998.

Issue Specialities

Entitlements, health care, medical savings accounts (MSAs), pension reform, welfare, Social Security, underclass, privatization, civil society.

Calvert Index

Charitable Services/Income Maintenance
Health Care/Worker's Compensation