Economic Lookout: What does ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ really mean?

MinnEcon note: Aaron Brown last week talked about his concerns that policy makers were hoping again the Iron Range’s mineral wealth would save its economy.

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Aaron J. Brown | Balsam Township Itasca County

With Minnesota’s July jobless data due out Thursday, we wanted to come back to Aaron one more time.

In his latest Economic Lookout piece, he notes how the political talk about “jobs, jobs, jobs” sometimes seems like a crutch. The conversation, he says, needs to shift to “how do we create jobs without giving away the store…without bankrupting our local government units.

“It’s a challenge that people here in the Iron Range are becoming more familiar with.”

Check out his video then post your thoughts below.

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Aaron Brown writes the MinnesotaBrown blog. He teaches communication at Hibbing Community College.

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