Should clothing and ticket bots be illegal?

As I'm sure many of you are aware, Nike recently released nine highly coveted pairs of shoes in a release known as "the Ten". These shoes, ranging in price from around $130 to over $200 retail, were a collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the founder of the brand called Off-White. Upon releasing these shoes on a select few online retailers, however, most interested buyers were left empty handed. The supply was limited, yes, but the real reason why the majority of consumers were unable to purchase a pair in the first minute of release was this: sneaker bots.

Michigan Israel Business Bridge Expansion

Despite the recent events here at the Unviersity of Michigan, some portions of Michigan's population are expoloring ways to deepend the partnetship between the State of Michigan and Israel. The Michigan Israel Business Bridge is a local non-profit that aims to facilitate relationships between Michigan and Israel, the Start Up Nation. Specifically, MIBB aims to promote investment in Israel's manufacturing, transportation, defense, and life sciences industries. 

Michigan’s Ageing Workforce

Michigan’s Ageing Workforce Recently, the Unemployment Rate has been a large topic of discussion in the state of Michigan, as reports show that although Michigan’s unemployment rate is at an all time low, the reasons for the decline in unemployment aren’t so positive. According to the article below, in the year 2000 there were around 5 million employed, but the Michigan League for Public Policy shows that the Michigan workforce has declined by 326 thousand since then.

Is business clout shrinking...

Is business clout shrinking in Lansing? By: VanHulle, Lindsay, Crain's Detroit Business, 08821992, 6/5/2017, Vol. 33, Issue 23

When elected in 2010, Governor Rick Snyder promised many changes that would be favorable for business. There were many promises for reforms, some of which took place (state personal property tax) while others, such as educational reform, remain unfulfilled. The challenge for business leaders is to regain the momentum of Snyder’s first years in office, when pro-business legislation was passed more rapidly than in recent years.

Voting (or lack there of)

It's no secret that people were quite disturbed following the previous presidential election, and much of it has been brought up in recent weeks. Many people blame it on the voters who voted against them (whether it be the republican or democratic candidate). In my opinion, the blame should be on those that did not vote at all. Studies show that only a little over 58% of eligible voters in the United States voted in the 2016 election. That's just a little over half the population! In fact, the United States is notorious for lagging behind other wealthy nations in voter turnout.

Hazen S. Pingree served as...

Hazen S. Pingree served as Detroit’s mayor from 1889 to 1897. During his tenure, he lowered costs for public utilities and modernized infrastructure. He fought dishonesty and corruption in government. In the interest of social reform, he pressed for municipal ownership and tax reform that would increase corporate tax rates. This article details his reforms, including the “single tax” on property that would effectively level the playing field for the people of Detroit.

Child Care Centers Helping Many Families

With income disparity playing a major role in a city like Detroit, the spillover into other sectors is very noticeable. Wages are not high enough to support the needs of families, especially those that are expecting or just recently had a baby. This is forcing mothers in particular to leave their jobs to seek out work that can help pay the bills. Through numerous studies, it has been proven that children will perform stronger academically and socially if they have strong parental guidance in their younger years.

MLS Bid

Recently the Ford family has announced to join Dan Gilbert's bid to bring a Major League Soccer team to Detroit. The MLS is an expanding league as America's interest in professional soccer continues to grow. Entrepreneur and local investor Dan Gilbert is known for efforts to revitalize the city with other investors such as Nate Forbes and David Katzman. Gilbert also already has experience in the professional sporting world as the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The addition of the Ford family to the bid adds not only capital but a real, pre-existing home.

Ann Arbor Tobacco

Effective January 1st of 2017, the City of Ann Arbor raised the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. State Sen. Rick Jones said the state's Age of Majority Act of 1972 preempts a city ordinance approved by the Ann Arbor City Council last summer that increased the tobacco purchasing age in the city from 18 to 21. Under the ordinance, retailers could be fined up to $500 for selling tobacco products to anyone under 21. Because of this new law change, I have a couple of questions that I would like to propose to the student caucus.

 

Amazon HQ

Detroit has formally formalized two pitches offering $5 billion for Amazon's HQ2. Amazon has expressed interest in opening a second HQ, and cities throughout the country have been bidding massive amounts, hoping to reap the benefits of having one of the world's most reputable and largest companies.

Should clothing and ticket bots be illegal?

As I'm sure many of you are aware, Nike recently released nine highly coveted pairs of shoes in a release known as "the Ten". These shoes, ranging in price from around $130 to over $200 retail, were a collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the founder of the brand called Off-White. Upon releasing these shoes on a select few online retailers, however, most interested buyers were left empty handed. The supply was limited, yes, but the real reason why the majority of consumers were unable to purchase a pair in the first minute of release was this: sneaker bots.

Michigan Israel Business Bridge Expansion

Despite the recent events here at the Unviersity of Michigan, some portions of Michigan's population are expoloring ways to deepend the partnetship between the State of Michigan and Israel. The Michigan Israel Business Bridge is a local non-profit that aims to facilitate relationships between Michigan and Israel, the Start Up Nation. Specifically, MIBB aims to promote investment in Israel's manufacturing, transportation, defense, and life sciences industries. 

Michigan’s Ageing Workforce

Michigan’s Ageing Workforce Recently, the Unemployment Rate has been a large topic of discussion in the state of Michigan, as reports show that although Michigan’s unemployment rate is at an all time low, the reasons for the decline in unemployment aren’t so positive. According to the article below, in the year 2000 there were around 5 million employed, but the Michigan League for Public Policy shows that the Michigan workforce has declined by 326 thousand since then.

Is business clout shrinking...

Is business clout shrinking in Lansing? By: VanHulle, Lindsay, Crain's Detroit Business, 08821992, 6/5/2017, Vol. 33, Issue 23

When elected in 2010, Governor Rick Snyder promised many changes that would be favorable for business. There were many promises for reforms, some of which took place (state personal property tax) while others, such as educational reform, remain unfulfilled. The challenge for business leaders is to regain the momentum of Snyder’s first years in office, when pro-business legislation was passed more rapidly than in recent years.

Voting (or lack there of)

It's no secret that people were quite disturbed following the previous presidential election, and much of it has been brought up in recent weeks. Many people blame it on the voters who voted against them (whether it be the republican or democratic candidate). In my opinion, the blame should be on those that did not vote at all. Studies show that only a little over 58% of eligible voters in the United States voted in the 2016 election. That's just a little over half the population! In fact, the United States is notorious for lagging behind other wealthy nations in voter turnout.

Hazen S. Pingree served as...

Hazen S. Pingree served as Detroit’s mayor from 1889 to 1897. During his tenure, he lowered costs for public utilities and modernized infrastructure. He fought dishonesty and corruption in government. In the interest of social reform, he pressed for municipal ownership and tax reform that would increase corporate tax rates. This article details his reforms, including the “single tax” on property that would effectively level the playing field for the people of Detroit.

Child Care Centers Helping Many Families

With income disparity playing a major role in a city like Detroit, the spillover into other sectors is very noticeable. Wages are not high enough to support the needs of families, especially those that are expecting or just recently had a baby. This is forcing mothers in particular to leave their jobs to seek out work that can help pay the bills. Through numerous studies, it has been proven that children will perform stronger academically and socially if they have strong parental guidance in their younger years.

MLS Bid

Recently the Ford family has announced to join Dan Gilbert's bid to bring a Major League Soccer team to Detroit. The MLS is an expanding league as America's interest in professional soccer continues to grow. Entrepreneur and local investor Dan Gilbert is known for efforts to revitalize the city with other investors such as Nate Forbes and David Katzman. Gilbert also already has experience in the professional sporting world as the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The addition of the Ford family to the bid adds not only capital but a real, pre-existing home.

Ann Arbor Tobacco

Effective January 1st of 2017, the City of Ann Arbor raised the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. State Sen. Rick Jones said the state's Age of Majority Act of 1972 preempts a city ordinance approved by the Ann Arbor City Council last summer that increased the tobacco purchasing age in the city from 18 to 21. Under the ordinance, retailers could be fined up to $500 for selling tobacco products to anyone under 21. Because of this new law change, I have a couple of questions that I would like to propose to the student caucus.

 

Amazon HQ

Detroit has formally formalized two pitches offering $5 billion for Amazon's HQ2. Amazon has expressed interest in opening a second HQ, and cities throughout the country have been bidding massive amounts, hoping to reap the benefits of having one of the world's most reputable and largest companies.

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Guild's Proposal on Overworking

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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

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Abbie, Myah, and Angie's Proposal on Teen Car Insurance Premiums

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This proposal will lower teen car insurance premiums and in turn give them more money to put toward things such as college.

I learned about this issue when I turned 16, bought a car, and had to start paying for car insurance.

I now understand how insurance companies falsely justify high car insurance for teen drivers.

Adam and Dov's Proposal

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The Wage Game

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Kaz's proposal

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