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  •  Upper Peninsula Has Lost Population in Every... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...census since 1910.  

    "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

    by Dana Houle on Wed Jan 14, 2009 at 10:30:02 PM PST

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    •  As a Native Yooper, it loses population because (3+ / 0-)
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      of the hard climate and lack of employment. But that is what will keep the area beautiful. I'd live back there if I could, but as a research scientist I'd have no job.

      When I was a University researcher, I had a couple of research projects (and patents from it) that I had dreamed to make into industries located up there, but for a wide variety of reasons they never got off the ground.

      And now I'm just glad to have a job.

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