1.0/2.0 politics in a 3.0 economy

The two terrific articles on manufacturing in America I wrote about in my last post dramatically demonstrate how futile it is to try to recreate a mass middle class in a factory-based economy. Those days are gone. Factory work is…

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Quick updates

Some interesting press coverage of topics I have written about recently. Worth reading. On the topic of welcoming to all (see my pledge of allegiance post) the Governor's signing of the domestic partner benefit ban was a big step backwards.…

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Progress on public investments?

Finally some good news on the public investment front. As you know, our research has led us to believe that public investments in preparing, retaining and attracting talent are the key to positioning Michigan and its citizens for prosperity in…

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Lessons to learn: President Clinton

Former President Clinton has written a new book: Back to Work: Why We Need a Smart Government for a Strong Economy. Worth reading.┬áThe book basically covers two topics. His policy agenda for how the federal government should both get the…

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Politics vs. economics again

After the 2010 election I wrote two posts on how disconnected our politics are from the new economic realities of a flattening world. (You can find those posts here and here.) In an insightful column New York Times columnist Thomas…

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