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|May 29, 2022||Let Us Ask More of Ourselves on Memorial DayToday’s challenges demand an understanding of evolving facts and trends.|
|January 27, 2019||Local Newspapers Are Key in Reporting CorruptionResearch suggests that newspaper closures lead to higher costs of local government borrowing.|
|March 17, 2013||Economic Data Hold Little Good NewsDespite the delight in the media, the February data tell a wretched story.|
|February 15, 2010||Love Connection to New MediaThe new world of emerging media, mobile devices and social networks will also make us learn a new and evolved set of manners.|
|June 9, 2008||Competition Lowers Cable CostsThe passage of HEA 1279 in 2006 brought true competition to telecommunications.|
|March 3, 2008||Indiana Leading Telecom Reform“...in the inelegant, but important world of telecommunications policy, Indiana has emerged as a true leader.”|
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.
Money Illusion and InflationPrice fluctuation could cause inflation to last longer, but it didn’t cause the inflation, it simply extends the pain.View archives