Last month, I shared a study by Corey DeAngelis and Christos Makridis that found school reopening decisions are being driven more by teachers' union influence than actual safety concerns. Additional recent studies have drawn similar conclusions.
Center of the American Experiment has released an update to our 2018 report on mining! Join us tomorrow at noon Central Time, time to learn about how responsibly mining Minnesota’s world class deposits of copper, nickel, cobalt and titanium can provide a massive boost to Minnesota’s economy. The presentation will also discuss the biggest obstacles to realizing these opportunities. Click Here to register for the event. The webinar will be conducted by American Experiment Policy Fellow, Isaac Orr, and Debbie Struhsacker, a hard-rock mining expert with decades of experience in the industry.
The dollar amount of tax revenue seems far more likely to be a function of the size of the state’s economy than of its tax rates. If you want more money to fund government services, you should look to increase the state’s GDP rather than hike its tax rates.
The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and Visit Duluth tourism office face a financial crisis from a steep decline in revenue from the city’s depleted tourism tax collections due to the pandemic. But some business leaders on the DECC board view the downturn as an opportunity to do something that perhaps needed doing long before, according to the Duluth News Tribune. DECC board member and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. co-founder Laura Mullen sees much promise in combining operations with Visit Duluth and noted that many other convention centers across the nation also handle destination marketing for their communities, as well. “It...
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has shared a list of the top 30 jobs in demand in the state based on job postings through its #GoodJobsNow campaign. Twenty-six out of the 30 jobs require less than a four-year degree, showing that there are in-demand positions in important sectors of the state's economy ready right away for people looking for work.
Many of Minnesota's students are now logging in at home for school, with little chance of them returning to in-person instruction until at least January 2021. But even if schools do resume in-person instruction in January (which may or may not actually happen), the average U.S. student will still have lost seven months of learning. Black students will have lost 10 months of learning, and low-income students more than an entire year.