Tyler Scott

Tyler grew up and went to high school in Ithaca, MI. For the first two years of his undergraduate career, he attended Mid-Michigan Community College and worked as the morning-show host at WMLM 1520AM in Alma, and as a sports reporter for the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun. In fall 2014, He transferred to the University of Michigan where he will graduate with a BA in political science next May.

Tyler is currently a columnist and sports reporter for The Michigan Daily, and has interned in the newsroom at WDET 101.9FM in Detroit. After school, Tyler definitely wants to pursue a career in journalism, but he also loves music, comedy, and many other things.

He says there are too many cool things in the world to know what he really wants to end up doing.

Amazon is in the process of building two distribution centers in Michigan. The online retail magnate has received millions in state money as an incentive to build, and hire, in the Great Lakes state. Yet, researchers at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance suggest Amazon’s impact on the overall economy destroys more jobs than it ever creates.

Despite the fact that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly surpassed Bill Gates as the richest person in the world, Amazon has successfully landed over a billion dollars in subsidies from local governments, according to Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR).

This fall, two completely driverless shuttles will start running on the University of Michigan’s campus.

Researchers will be focusing on safety. But it’s also a chance to see how people interact with driverless vehicles.