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"Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man" -- Orlando A. Battista, 20th century Canadian chemist and writer.

* Inequality is growing among a sector of Americans who don't even work: our children. David Brooks writes in the New York Times that "Equal opportunity, once core to the nation’s identity, is now a tertiary concern. If America really wants to change that, if the country wants to take advantage of all its human capital rather than just the most privileged two-thirds of it, then people are going to have to make some pretty uncomfortable decisions":

* The federal government says states are seeing improvement on the key factor of college attainment by residents:

* Remember what Mom said, too much of anything is bad ... even homeownership, apparently:

* Gov. Rick Snyder doesn't strike one as a Rolling Stone reader, but the circumstances outlined by the magazine may have had something to do with the governor exercising his veto power against legislation ostensibly aimed at "voter fraud":

* Michigan business owners express optimism in survey, still worried that they can't find skilled workers to fill job slots:

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