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|July 17, 2022||My 750th ColumnColumns like mine are designed to help people think about issues they might otherwise not read about.|
|March 27, 2022||A Tough Two Decades for the Hoosier EconomyMost of Indiana’s job growth this century has been in low-wage work.|
|December 30, 2012||Looking Back on the Daniels AdministrationThere were failures, successes and unfinished business.|
|June 11, 2012||The Failure of Public UnionsWhat this election portends is a serious conversation about public unions and their benefits.|
Increasing Importance of Summer JobsThese jobs offer an opportunity to learn as well as earn money.
Educational Attainment, the 21st Century Fund and the Future of SchoolingIndiana ranks 42nd in educational attainment.
Big Savings for Ending Prevailing WageMy statistical models show that repealing state prevailing wage laws save taxpayers money.
Re-Thinking Economic Development A large share of the most mobile families—perhaps half—no longer need to live near where they work.View archives