What a Car Seat Says About Trade

When we look closely at U.S. imports from Mexico, we might be surprised when we see where their components were manufactured.

The Health-Care Job Spurt

With health care becoming a job engine, we could have more physicians, nurses, and assistants twith job-related names like Payne, Butcher, and Burns.

Why Toyota is an American Car

A source of jobs and economic growth, the leading manufacturer of American made cars is not a U.S. firm because of globalization.

Innovation: The Cup Holder

Steve Jobs once said, “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.” I suspect that automakers were thinking like Steve Jobs when they gave us the cup holder. The story of the cup holder begins in 1950: A tough…

The Natural Resource Curse: Detroit?

Displaying all municipalities that filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection since 2010, this map shows cities, towns and counties in red (8) and utility authorities and other municipalities in black (28). With Detroit’s filing  most recent, this May 13 post…