Reading recommendations


Lots to recommend on the economy and education. The two areas we work on.

On the future of manufacturing, two terrific Atlantic articles. The bottom line from both is that manufacturing is going to continue to be an important part of the American economy. We have competitive advantages both in traditional mass production and in making constantly changing products. But that more and more of the work in factories are going to be done by machines and that high wage factory work is gone.

On policy two thought provoking articles that argue we need big change:

On the threat to quality education from online and unbundled education:

On college two important New York Times articles. One on the decline in education mobility in America; kids not getting more college degrees than their parents. The other on how to  choose a college to attend:


About Lou Glazer

Lou Glazer is President and co-founder of Michigan Future, Inc., a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Michigan Future’s mission is to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy. Its work is funded by Michigan foundations.