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Independent Streams (Week of May 23rd)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.


  • Flint Syndrome. Comparing the State of Michigan’s approach towards struggling municipalities with the State of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Josh Sapotichne, IPPSR affiliated faculty and presenter at IPPSR’s forum on the Flint Water Crisis, extensively quoted in these two articles from Bride Magazine examining Michigan’s Emergency Manager law compared to other similar states.
  • Salmon charter trips up, despite salmon catching down. IPPSR partner MSU Extension examines the interesting relationship between an increase in charter fishing for salmon, and reduced catch rate of the fish in Michigan waters.
  • Designing Policies to Make Cars Greener. IPPSR affiliate and forum speaker Soren Anderson's new overview at the National Bureau of Economic Research.