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Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Utah Economy, Higher Ed and Poverty   Volume 3 Issue 7  
Utah Economy
Education: The Bridge out of Poverty
Swarm Intelligence
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Utah Economy, Health Insurance, Organizational Performance
June 27, 2007
Nonprofits, Utah Energy, Utah's Uninsured
May 29, 2007
Tax Reform, Ethics, Water Shortage
April 25, 2007
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March 28, 2007
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February 28, 2007

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Utah Economy
Part 4: The Affordable Housing Squeeze in Utah
by Janice Houston, CPPA Sr. Policy Analyst

Utah has seen a marked increase in housing values and housing prices recently. This follows on the heels of a national surge in home prices and valuation. At the same time, income and wages in Utah, when adjusted for inflation, have been stagnant. While some Utah homeowners are enjoying the benefits of greater wealth due to an increase in their homeís valuation, these two factors are making home affordability around the state an issue for those, such as first-time home buyers and low-wage earners, that donít have a built-in equity cushion.
Education: The Bridge out of Poverty
Executive Summary
by Holly Hilton, Sara McCormick and Garth L. Mangum

This article is an executive summary based on a paper written by Dr. Garth L. Mangum, Emeritus Max McGraw Professor of Economics and Management at the University Utah.
Swarm Intelligence
by Ken Embley, Dir. Outreach Services, CPPA

A couple of years ago, Professor Jeffery Nielsen published a book titled The Myth of Leadership: Creating Leaderless Organizations. As reported by Rosemary Winters in a May 16, 2005 Salt Lake Tribune article, Professor Nielsenís book rests on two premises: Real communication can occur only between equals; and secrecy breeds corruption and abuses of power. Organizations may be better off without leaders.

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