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|March 19, 2023||Remote Work Through the Eyes of Three 20-SomethingsRemote work is here to stay.|
|March 12, 2023||Remote Work and Labor MarketsThere are more remote workers today than there are immigrants in the U.S.|
|January 15, 2023||Three Types of Public DebtAll types of public debt are effectively transfers of wealth from the future to our present selves.|
|December 11, 2022||READI Grant Is Great for Most of IndianaBusinesses and households value public services more highly than public infrastructure spending.|
|October 3, 2021||Automation and Today’s Labor Market ChallengesThe process of workers matching with employers is messy and slow.|
|September 26, 2021||What’s Happening in Labor MarketsWork environments and wages, as well as cost of care services, heavily influence choices in the current labor market.|
|August 15, 2021||More Questions Than Answers About the Post-COVID WorkplaceWorkplaces vary widely in their degree of flexibility and productivity during the pandemic.|
|January 28, 2018||HB 1315 Is a Pragmatic Fix to Muncie School DilemmaThis school corporation needs a restoration of confidence before it can achieve any real stability.|
|June 11, 2017||Illinois a Joking Matter No LongerThe scale of Chicago’s problems are eye-popping.|
|February 13, 2012||Time for Labor Unions to ChangeThe passage of right-to-work law didn’t so much kill unions as simply remove them from life support.|
|November 28, 2011||The Super Committee and our Long Term ChallengesAs I write this, I am unsure what the Deficit Super Committee will have done by their Thanksgiving deadline to stall the wayward flight of our national debt.|
|February 14, 2011||Budget Cuts and WasteHigher budgets let public managers do more of what is good, while declining budgets offer the chance to do less of what is not good.|
Bank Failures Warn of Deeper Economic ProblemsDuring the Great Recession, a whopping 0.014 percent of banks were closed by the FDIC.
Remote Work Through the Eyes of Three 20-SomethingsRemote work is here to stay.
Remote Work and Labor MarketsThere are more remote workers today than there are immigrants in the U.S.
The Amish in IndianaIt is hard not to draw similarities between the Amish and newer immigrant groups.View archives