Author Archives: Dan Gilmartin

The Prosperity Agenda: Striving for a Welcoming & Diverse Michigan

America is a country with people from many different backgrounds and cultures, all living in one sometimes messy democracy. How cities approach their mix of residents can have major repercussions, especially when the issues involve race relations and religious differences.  … Continue reading

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A Follow Up to Michigan Roads Blog

Here’s what we got. I assume the question is rhetorical. Is Michigan on the road to ruin?

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The Prosperity Agenda: These Communities Should Be Made for Walking

Walking in many cities means using sidewalks to get to the mailbox or corner store, but only after crossing numerous streets and dodging inattentive motorists. Riding a bike on crowded roads can be unsafe and nerve-wracking. It’s a lot different … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Spending and the Psychology of Previous Investment

My state’s infrastructure is appalling. It is outdated. It is poorly maintained. Some of it is downright dangerous. I have heard it said that we are teaching our kids to learn in schools constructed by Roosevelt and we drive them … Continue reading

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