Del Dunbar praises union workers for making concessions to deal with Washtenaw County’s projected deficit. He hopes city employees do the same.
Del Dunbar says Washtenaw County has few options for weathering this economic storm, unless union leaders agree to wage and benefit concessions for 2010.
Del Dunbar says Michigan needs a leader with a long-term strategy that takes advantage of the state’s natural competitive advantages – not someone looking for media headlines and sound bites.
Del Dunbar says the nation’s tax system is broken – he’s not a fan of Michigan’s tax system, either – and proposes an alternative approach: A national sales tax on consumption and financial transactions.
Del Dunbar pays tribute to Kevin Kelly, former executive director of the Michigan State Medical Society, who died late last year. We have a lot to learn from his motto: “The world is run by those who show up.”
Del Dunbar urges both the private and public sectors to kick their borrow-and-spend addictions – before it’s too late.
Column: Del Dunbar writes about the pleasures of an old bookshop, and what’s lost in the world of eBay and big box bookstores.
Column: Del Dunbar pays tribute to a member of the Greatest Generation.
Column: Del Dunbar remembers what newspapers used to be, and how things are very different today.