Five Things We’re Reading

Apr 9, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Below are some articles the MLC lobby team has been reading this past week. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we do.

Daniel Kahneman, Author of “Thinking Fast and Slow”, Dies At 90 – How did his career alter how we view energy efficiency and renewable energy programs due to his research into human behavior?

What Liberals Get Wrong About ‘White Rural Rage’ – Almost Everything – In looking for the reason behind the shift in the beliefs and actions of the Republican Party over the past few years, the left has pointed to anger, but this author points out why that is not the case.

How Teens and Parents Approach Screen Time – A recent Pew Research survey dived into teens’ thoughts and feelings around their smartphones, as well as parents’ behavior around their children’s usage of their phones.

What Happens to Solar Power During an Eclipse – And How Are Utilities Preparing? – It seems everyone prepared for the solar eclipse, including solar farms. Even if not in the path of totality, why did they prepare for significantly less production during the eclipse?

MLK Jr.’s Family Reflects on Assassination of Civil Rights Icon, Says America In A ‘Dark Moment’ – On April 4, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s murder, his family reflected on where the country is now and the changes that have (and haven’t) been realized in the last 56 years.

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