Businesses (and Micro) Refute the Logic of Jobs Tax Credits

I wrote a few days ago about how I found the President's American Jobs Act proposal to be less than stimulating and I updated my assessment yesterday. Much of the proposal involves a lot of complex tax credit ideas that are supposed to provide the incentives for businesses to hire.  The idea is that if a … Continue reading Businesses (and Micro) Refute the Logic of Jobs Tax Credits

In Michigan, Governor Snyder Is Increasing Unemployment

For years and through the early part of the Great Recession of 2007-09, Michigan was ground zero for unemployment. Unemployment rates of around 15% - worst in the nation.  But once the GM and Chrysler completed their bankruptcies, it has begun to emerge. In the past 12 months Michigan has made relatively good progress on … Continue reading In Michigan, Governor Snyder Is Increasing Unemployment