Many thanks to the McFarlen branch of the Genesee District Library system in Grand Blanc, Mich., for hosting me on April 14. It was an interesting discussion about what foreign investment can do for a local economy. The comments by former employees at General Motors, some who took buyouts, really added a fascinating perspective.

My next stop: the Harvard Business School. I’ve been invited to participate in a conference on the international economy on May 13-14. I’ll post more details as they become available.