Politics vs. Economics II

My big picture take on the recent elections: Those doing well in the transition to a knowledge-based economy and minorities voted D. Those doing poorly in the transition and owners and top management of companies voted R. An over simplification…

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What the Election Can’t Change II

In my last post I laid out the case for globalization and technology being the prime drivers of economic change rather than politics or policy. That no matter who wins this or future elections they cannot change the new reality…

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What the Election Can’t Change

Everyone is expecting a big Republican sweep here and across the country. More than likely a lot will change. And have real impact on people's lives. But what won't is the basic trends in the economy. Neither Ds nor Rs…

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What State Do We Want to Be Like?

One of the key questions I think we should ask every 2010 candidate is "if your economic development strategy works, what state would Michigan look like?" We need to know what kind of future economy they envision for the state.…

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Our Politics

Many believe, because of the mess we are in and term limits, that the 2010 elections are particularly pivotal for the state's future. I'm sure I will be writing about the elections regularly in these posts. So I thought it…

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