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Wolfers challenges us to reimagine the social contract

Nov 30, 2022
Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, recently sat down with the International Monetary Fund, arguing that the time is now to reimagine institutions that foster social cohesion. "The COVID moment has been and still is an...
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Hanson on challenges to student loan forgiveness

Nov 23, 2022 MLive
Jonathan Hanson, MLive: "For those who have already applied, there is not much more they can do other than wait for the court battle to be finished. Basically, the Court of Appeals has halted the program for the time being until the case can be...
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Bednar analyzes Michigan Democrats' agenda

Nov 17, 2022 Bridge Michigan
Jenna Bednar, Bridge Michigan: "Our governor's a very pragmatic leader, one who's going to carve out a positive forward-looking but centrist agenda. This isn’t a time for Democrats to say, ‘Oh, it's our turn, and we're going to move (toward) some...
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Rabe addresses impact of 2022 election on climate policy

Nov 17, 2022
Following the 2022 election, expert Barry Rabe analyzed what the results mean for the future of climate policy. With a Republican-controlled House, climate policy at the federal level could prove difficult to move forward. "I think you’ll see...
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Erb-Downward discusses 'hidden homelessness'

Nov 15, 2022 Chalkbeat
Jennifer Erb-Downward, Chalkbeat: "There should be a stronger relationship between homelessness and poverty, and the fact that there’s not supports that there’s under-identification taking place... We, somehow, as a society, have agreed that it is...
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El-Sayed discusses "tripledemic"

Nov 15, 2022 America Dissected
Abdul El-Sayed, America Dissected: "If you talk to any pediatrician, there’s one big thing on their mind, RSV. Short for respiratory syncytial virus, RSV is a common virus that can cause serious illness and even death in young children. And that’s...
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Wolfers compares corporate profits and inflation

Nov 15, 2022 NPR
Justin Wolfers, NPR: "Corporations have celebrated higher prices in their earnings calls ever since the history of the earnings call. Blaming inflation on greed is like blaming a plane crash on gravity. Corporations have always tried to raise prices...
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Chamberlin on impact of redistricting in 2022 election

Nov 14, 2022 Sinclair Broadcast Group
John Chamberlin, Sinclair Broadcast Group: "People weren’t used to really having a race. They went on a walk. In the past, when the Republicans [directed redistricting] – and if the Democrats would’ve done it, they would’ve done the same – is to,...
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Stall in student debt relief significant for Detroiters - Hanson

Nov 13, 2022 WXYZ
Jonathan Hanson, WXYZ: “This court decision is really quite significant because it ordered the administration to halt the whole process. For now everyone who’s applied for loan forgiveness has to wait for this process to unfold. Student debt is an...
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Bednar's analysis of the roles of federalism

Nov 10, 2022 Council on Foreign Relations
Jenna Bednar, Council on Foreign Relations: "What’s the function of federalism? Why do we have it? And some people think about, well, federalism is for allocation—that is, to harmonize access to resources or maybe even just administrative...
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Lantz discusses role of abortion in high voter turnout

Nov 8, 2022 Exame
Paula Lantz, Exame: "In the US, where there is a historic emphasis on freedom and the limits of government intrusion in freedom of religion and expression, it is difficult to defend that the State should interfere in a personal and individual...
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Parthasarathy discusses implications of Large Language Models

Nov 7, 2022
Large Language Models (LLMs) are artificial intelligence tools that can read, summarize and translate texts and predict future words in a sentence letting them generate sentences similar to how humans talk and write. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor...
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El-Sayed discusses the effectiveness of Obama's midterm remarks

Nov 5, 2022 The New Republic
Abdul El-Sayed, The New Republic: "Obama in his remarks reminds Democrats of how to “hit back”—how to remind Americans that beyond the “inflation” talking points are real people living real lives—and that Republican plans would simply make their...
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Stevenson analyzes hiring trends

Nov 4, 2022 AP News
Betsey Stevenson, AP News: "Employers continue to be worried that it’s going to be harder to hire tomorrow than today, so that actually suggests they don’t see a recession on the...
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Fair elections on the ballot - Ivacko

Oct 31, 2022 CBC
CBC: Tom Ivacko at the University of Michigan says the fair administration of elections is absolutely an election issue this fall. Yet it's unclear how many Americans care: Ivacko noted polls indicating that 70 per cent view democracy as under...
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What the public can teach us about saving democracy - El-Sayed

Oct 30, 2022 Detroit Metro Times
Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit Metro Times: "The frontal assault on our democracy is truly shocking — and it ought to be the most important issue facing our country in these elections. Yet, the systematic starvation and misappropriation of our democracy...
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Trump investigation to be 'explosive' - Ali

Oct 27, 2022 Washington Post
Javed Ali, Washington Post: "Because this is so unprecedented, they are going to take it slow. It's going to be so explosive. And the last thing you want to do is bring a case to trial that is weak or has holes, because then what would be the...
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Ivacko breaks down Michigan Public Policy Survey for MLive

Oct 27, 2022 MLive
Tom Ivacko, MLive: "We released a report recently that found over half of Michigan local governments reporting their personnel have been harassed or abused by the public in the last few years, and much of what passes for public discourse on national...