21st Century jobs policy

Jobs is the area where our vision of future success and the policies we are pursuing to realize that vision are most stuck in the past. Both across the country, and even more so here in Michigan. MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson…

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Factory jobs

Both President Obama in his State of the Union address and Governor Snyder in his State of the State speech identified manufacturing as a key component of their economic growth strategy. Unfortunately, almost certainly, if the goal is more and…

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Taxes and economic growth

Like most of America, Michigan's chief economic growth strategy for at least two decades has been cutting taxes. As you know, our research has indicated that what a state and its local governments tax and how much has little or…

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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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