STATE LEGISLATORS RETURN TO ST. PAUL

The 2012 Legislative session is just around the corner, due to start on Tuesday.  Both sides seem eager to make it a historically short session so that campaign preparations can begin in earnest once the new district maps are released Feb. 21st. On the docket for consideration and debate are the Vikings Stadium question, a […]

Economy Talk with Kris Jacobs and Kevin Ristau of JOBS NOW COALITION

Join me Nov. 9th at 6pm KYMN Radio 1080 AM for a conversation about the job situation in Minnesota with Kris Jacobs and Kevin Ristau of the Minnesota JOBS NOW Coalition. JOBS NOW Coalition is statewide research and policy coalition dedicated to promoting jobs that pay a family supporting wage—enough for a family to pay […]

Wages and Tax Cuts

David Cay Jonston has been doing outstanding work on explaining what has been happening in our economy for years.  He describes himself as a Republican but one who is extremely worried about the growing inequality in our society and the growing inability of our government to meet the needs of our people as a whole. […]

A Knee Jerk Liberal

My good friend Deborah (Arnie) Arneson sent me an e-mail link to a blog post reviewing one of her recent speeches I pass it on as a follow up to my recent post: Arnie was, in a word, heroic. She concluded by reading a small portion of a 1991 article written by James Michener. Michener […]

Economy Talk with Rep. Mindy Greiling

Listen in Wed. October 26, at 6pm when I talk education funding with Rep. Mindy Greiling on KYMN radio 1080 AM or you can join us online at KYMNradio.net.  As soon as the program is archived I will post the link. Former Education Finance Chair, Rep. Greiling says the result of the last session is: […]

Economy Talk with Rep. Tom Rukavina

Listen in Wed. October 19th at 6pm on KYMN radio 1080 AM or on line at kymnradio.net. We’ll be talking about higher education and workforce development in Minnesota and the effects of growing inequality in Minnesota and the rest of the country. Rep. Tom Rukavina was a contender for the DFL nomination for Governor. A […]

Economy Talk with Jennifer Labovitz

Join me this Wed. Sept. 21 for an interview with Jennifer Labovitz, chair of the Council on Crime and Justice.  We will talk about the economic impact of policies that have made America the number one jailer.  Spending so much on keeping so many people in prison takes a toll on our ability to fund […]

Economy Talk: Income Inequality and the Recession

My guest this week on Economy Talk is Martha Paas  (Ph.D. Bryn Mawr) is a macroeconomist who teaches courses in economic history, the history of economic thought, and the economics of the arts. She has lectured and written widely on demography and economic change in early modern Europe , and has a new book forthcoming […]

Economy Talk with Rep. Tina Liebling

This Wed. at 6pm I interview Rep. Tina Liebling on my radio show Economy Talk. Listen in to our conversation about the legislative session budget discussions and what’s going with the economy.  Rep. Liebling is in her fourth term and represents Rochester in the Minnesota House and serves on the Public Safety, Health and Human […]
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