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Podcast: Howes on MI’s 'Great Decoupling'

Daniel Howes' Weekend Essay

Daniel Howes
The Detroit News

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.