Notre Dame and USC

Before the college football season began the University of Southern California was ranked #1, Notre Dame unranked. As the college football season draws to a close Notre Dame is ranked #1 and USC unranked. So much for the experts being…

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Not Indiana

As we have explored previously (see my Dome article), Indiana is the Great Lakes state that is most often held out as the model for Michigan to emulate if it wants to grow its economy. Out going Indiana Governor Mitch…

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New report: the Michigan economy

As poor as the national economy was this past decade, Michigan was worse. Basically at or near the bottom on all the metrics covered in our new annual report. During the national expansion, many referred to Michigan’s economy as a…

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New report: the U.S. economy

The period covered in our new annual report, 2001 to 2010, was noteworthy for its weakness nationally. The expansion from 2001 to 2007 was anemic, with low rates of job and income growth, largely driven by the unsustainable housing and…

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