Podcast: Howes on MI’s 'Great Decoupling'
Daniel Howes' Weekend Essay
Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics -- and what it all means. This week, Howes says mounting economic evidence suggests a “great decoupling” is underway in Michigan, where the better-educated 25 percent are doing fine while the rest of the state’s population struggles. The upshot, says Michigan Future Inc., is a state that once defined what it meant to be a “high-prosperity state” is becoming a “low-prosperity state” – and at risk of falling further behind.