the Snyder budget II

Most of the questions I have received have been about how well the Governor’s budget will help in growing the Michigan economy. In addition there also is the question of how well the proposal tackles the state’s structural deficit. They…

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Real school reform

The country has gotten serious about urban education reform. It has been a priority for both the Bush and Obama Administrations. For both moral and economic reasons we seem to understand that it is unacceptable that such a large proportion…

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Detroit rising?

Last week Matthew wrote of the growing interest at U of M's Ross School of Business in Detroit. And USA Today recently did an article on the growing number of young entrepreneurs choosing to start businesses in Detroit. It's title:…

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the Snyder budget

As you might expect, I have been asked a lot about my reaction to Governor Snyder’s budget proposal. The folks at Dome Magazine asked me to contribute a column along with others with differing points of view on our assessment…

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Selling Out Detroit

Recently, we made an invitation to our fellow students at the Ross School of Business to take an evening out of their busy lives and come down to Detroit to learn about all of the amazing things happening in the…

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The value of a college degree

Lots of folks have asked for my reaction to the recent Paul Krugman New York Times column that a college degree is less and less a path to good paying jobs and careers. Krugman argues that globalization and technology are…

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The case for raising taxes

Talk about swimming upstream. That is what the Saginaw News has done in a terrific editorial where they argue the state needs to raise taxes to support higher education. The editorial is entitled: More college graduates would help Michigan grow,…

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