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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Michigan: 1969 and today

In our last post we looked at the unacceptable increase in poverty in Michigan that has occurred over the long term. From 1969 to 2014. Its a consequence of Michigan becoming structurally a low prosperity state. After have been a…

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A question

Governor Snyder in a MLive op ed writes: "Raising the taxes on our job creators would be economically challenging for Michigan, especially after we've come so far in reinventing our business climate." (The op ed is arguing against proposals to…

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