Magicians distract the audience’s attention from what really takes place on the stage. In a similar fashion the Michigan Economic Development Corporation fosters an illusion that its accomplishments are substantive when they are primarily hokum. One would think at some point those who should know better, especially members of the news media, would figure this out.
What is written here is not about the debate over whether MEDC should be eliminated. Chances of that happening seem so remote that discussing it is little more than an academic exercise. The purpose here is to probe beneath its façade and encourage recognition of what MEDC actually is.