Tags » Dissecting The Local News

Which Voices Matter: Local News Coverage of the GRPD and Community Responses

Two weeks ago we wrote about the outcome of the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting that took place shortly after the GRPD, at gun point, falsely accused 5 young African Americans of instigating a fight.  682 more words

Dissecting The Local News

Diverting more public money to businesses: The Good Jobs for Michigan Legislation

It is important for people who want to develop a class consciousness to read the business press. While reading the business press might be aggravating, it is important to know what the business community is thinking and how they are influencing public policy. 499 more words

Dissecting The Local News

Giving Public Money to Private Developers in Grand Rapids

MLive announced yesterday that Lofts on Wealthy LLC, a division of 616 Development, has been granted a $970,250 in tax breaks to redevelop the former Kregel book publishing site.  347 more words

Indy News

MLive and West Michigan Billionaires: On the need to redefine wealth

It’s another year and the richest people in Michigan are getting even richer.

Yesterday, MLive posted a story based on the annual Forbes listing of the wealthiest people on the planet.  659 more words

Dissecting The Local News

The Misleading and Unverified claims of Betsy DeVos

Last Thursday, it was reported that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was claiming that the administration’s education budget, “places power in the hands of parents and families.” … 494 more words

Dissecting The Local News

5 Ways the Church can help the poor, according to the Acton Institute

For more than two decades I have been writing about the Grand Rapids-based Acton Institute, an organization that essentially sees christianity and capitalism as compatible. … 762 more words

Dissecting The Local News