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Who you gonna trust?

October 14, 2016

The Herald Palladium on the KBEI's trust survey.

GR Business Journal highlights trust survey

October 3, 2016

The KBEI's Trust Survey was recently featured in the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Charts: The extraordinary decoupling between economic growth and carbon pollution is happening

September 28, 2016

Producing more stuff takes more energy. Using more energy means more pollution. That statement would once have seemed like common sense.

Who are West Michigan's Most Trusted Companies?

August 14, 2016

So who are Michigan's most trustworthy companies? We conducted a survey to find out.

An Introduction to Social Capital

April 19, 2016

A couple of years ago Michael DeWilde got curious about Grand Rapids in ways only an academic can, and that was to take a look at it through its "social capital". How does the city fare?

Flint's decline, Grand Rapids' success predicted in 70-year-old study

April 3, 2016

70 years ago, two sociologists concluded the fortunes of two of Michigan's largest cities, Flint and Grand Rapids, were headed in opposite directions. (From the Grand Rapids Press.)

The Accused

October 12, 2015

When a Chinatown bank was investigated for fraud, a community's financial way of life was put on trial.

Kings of the Desert

April 13, 2015

An American banker, a Saudi billionaire, and a financial collapse that stunned the Middle East. (From The New Yorker)

Empire of Edge

October 14, 2014

How a doctor, a trader, and the billionaire Steven A. Cohen got entangled in a vast financial scandal. (From The New Yorker)

A thoughtful article on the Hobby Lobby Case

July 22, 2014

Writing the majority opinion, US Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito roundly rejected the idea that corporations are legally required to maximize profits for shareholders.



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