Worth checking out

Some interesting items that are worth checking out: • CNN did a terrific report on high tech job growth in metro Detroit.  Going so far as to ask whether Detroit is the new Silicon Valley. Yes dead and gone Detroit!…

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American workers as the priority II

Mohamed El-Erian is the CEO of PIMCO, the huge California based money management firm. He recently wrote a column for Project Syndicate entitled Sleepwalking through America’s Unemployment Crisis. Worth reading. El-Erian writes: The country now has an unemployment problem that is…

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American workers as the priority

An objective assessment would almost certainly reach the conclusion that American businesses are much better positioned to do well in a flattening world than American workers. Despite that at both the state and national level our policy focus is on…

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Cut and then what?

Insightful Rick Haglund column on AnnArbor.com. He makes the point that after the reset of Michigan state government this year the state faces a fundamental choice in where it goes from here. One path is to do more of what…

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Education attainment and employment

The Census Bureau using data from the 2010 Current Population Survey just released what they describe as "the most detailed information on years of school completed ever presented by the Census Bureau". It is worth looking at. Lots of interesting…

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U of M’s value

A thought experiment: Assume the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor decides – as MSU did with its medical school – to take offers to relocate all or part of its operations. But not just someplace else in Michigan, any place on…

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