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Michael Shuman… there’s a local business revolution on the horizon, and we can make it happen

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend a day with economist and author Michael Shuman. Shuman, for those of you who aren’t familiar with his work, is probably our nation’s foremost authority on the importance of cultivating, supporting and investing in local businesses. The stated purpose of his visit to Ann Arbor, which was […]

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Harvard students walk out of Econ class they say “perpetuates problematic and inefficient systems of economic inequality in our society”

Apparently several Harvard students enrolled in Professor Greg Mankiw’s Economics 10 class walked out yesterday. Following is their open letter to Mankiw. Today, we are walking out of your class, Economics 10, in order to express our discontent with the bias inherent in this introductory economics course. We are deeply concerned about the way that […]

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It’s like the French Revolution, but in reverse

Instead of following my heart tonight and writing about the colossally fucked-up narcissist John Edwards, I’ve decided to share a link to a BBC piece about why we Americans so often vote against our own best interests. (I love watching the relatively level-headed Brits trying to understand the Tea Partification of their former colonies.) The […]

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