Economy

Romney Office Building in Lansing
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing)  A downturn in the economy would quickly drain the state’s “rainy day” savings. That’s the determination of an independent analysis. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) More people in Michigan are looking for work, and that is driving up the unemployment rate. 

Solar Panels at Western Michigan University - file photo
WMUK

Journalist and author Christian Parenti says what American capitalism needs is a new round of “creative destruction” and investment. He says making those investments in renewable energy would help the economy and mitigate the impact of climate change.


Gustavo Martinez Contreras / The Associated Press

James W. Russell says supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement said it would create jobs in Mexico and decrease migration to the United States. But the lecturer in Public Policy in Portland State University’s Department of Political Science says history shows that was not likely to be the case.


Scott Bauer / The Associated Press

Michigan lost out on a new Foxconn plant when Wisconsin lawmakers approved a $3-billion tax break. Mackinac Center analyst Michael LaFaive says Michigan “won by losing” the battle to land the project.


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