Michigan: 1969 and today

In our last post we looked at the unacceptable increase in poverty in Michigan that has occurred over the long term. From 1969 to 2014. Its a consequence of Michigan becoming structurally a low prosperity state. After have been a…

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Ballard on the Michigan economy

MSU economics professor Charles Ballard just gave a terrific presentation on the Michigan  economy. Highly recommended! Ballard's main themes are: Michigan's population decline has followed its economic decline Michigan has moved from being a high to low prosperity state The main causes…

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Competing like the Tigers

Theme: The places with the greatest concentration of talent win Among all the disappointing actions taken by Michigan policy makers the past two years––particularly in December––the most disturbing is explicitly positioning Michigan to compete with Indiana. As we and many others…

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