Germany as a model

Governor Snyder and others have suggested Germany as a model for what they would like the Michigan economy to be. Largely a place that makes products that are in demand across the planet. A Michigan that once again is a…

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Lessons from D.C. and Portland

Recent articles about Washington D.C. and Portland Oregon once again highlight the essential role that education attainment is playing in defining what places are doing best in post Great Recession America. You can find the D.C. story in a┬áNew York…

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The value of a college degree

Public conversation these days is filled with talk of the declining value of getting a college education. Don't believe it! The earnings premium from a four year degree or more is greater today than ever and almost certainly will grow…

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