More And More American Men Not Working

More and more American men not working

Important column from former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers in the Washington Post entitled A disaster is looming for American men. Worth reading! Summers writes: Job destruction caused by technology is not a futuristic concern. It is something we have been living…

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Finally Rising Household Incomes

Finally rising household incomes

2015 turns out to be the year that a growing economy finally delivered rising incomes for low and middle income Americans and Michiganders. Median household income nationally rose 5.2 percent. In Michigan 2.4 percent. Michigan's median household income in 2015 was…

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Developing Our First State Policy Agenda

Developing our first state policy agenda

UPDATE: We released our report: A Path to Good-paying Careers for all Michiganders: A 21st Century state policy agenda Click here to read it: http://www.michiganfuture.org/report-path-good-paying-careers-michiganders-21st-century-state-policy-agenda/ As we began development of Michigan Future's first ever state policy agenda, we started by asking…

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Taxes and economic growth

Two recent New Times columns make the case that lower taxes are not the magic elixir that automatically  leads to economic success. Both worth reading. Bruce Bartlett, one of the authors of the Reagan tax cuts, in a critique of…

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Talent and prosperity

A central conclusion of Michigan Future's research over the decades is that the most prosperous places are those with the highest proportion of adults with a four year degree or more. (The only exception has been a few states that…

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