Checking the Health of the Middle Class

MN2o20 published a commentary I wrote, here is the beginning and a link to it: Checking the Health of the Middle Class August 15, 2011 By David Bly, Guest Commentary Ask any public official or private manager these days and they’ll tell you, “The increasing cost of providing health care access is killing us.” It […]

The Opportunity Society

      I believe in a society where we all have the opportunity to reach our full potential.  We may not all reach it but we should strive to create a society where such a thing is possible.  This means excepting the reality that a democracy, that economic fairness and potential don’t happen by […]

The Sinking Middle Class and a Shrinking Economy

We’ve been hearing a fair amount these days about the decline of the middle class.  A subject I have been writing about for almost ten years.  Debate on the manufactured debt-ceiling crisis has magnified the problem as politicians seem to want to further punish the middle class to protect the super wealthy. Few at the […]

Economy Talk with Dan Dimick

If you listened Wed. July 20th you heard my conversation with Dan Dimick, a therapist, who works with a number of vulnerable people in our area and he describes what potential budget cuts mean for those constituents and wonders how we will meet their needs if as a society we don’t see the value in […]

Shut down ends – Special Session complete

Those of you interested in some coverage of the proceedings of the Special Session might find these comments by Rep. Rick Hansen interesting: It is 3:10 pm and we have convened into special session.  124 members are present.   The Majority has moved a recess to the call of the chair.  The following bills have been […]

Economy Talk: State Sen. John Marty

State Sen. John Marty of Roseville will be my guest on Economy talk this week.  We’ll talk about the role of government in our economy and an update on negotiations of the State shutdown.  Tune in Wed. 6pm, July 13th KYMN Radio at 1080AM or listen on line at EconomyTalk. To read a recent essay […]

Economy Talk: Richard Levins

My guest for this coming Wednesday’s installment of Economy Talk is Dr. Richard A. Levins, author, lecturer and Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota.  We’ll take on the subject of what it  means for the next generation as our state and country retreats from investing in them and their future.  The […]

Economy Talk 12: Rep. Terry Morrow

Economy Talk 12 My guest for June 29th will be State Rep. Terry Morrow from St. Peter, MN.  Terry is in his 3rd term representing House District 23A and is a college professor at Gustavus Adolphus College.  He serves on the Higher Ed, Agriculture, and Transportation Committees; we’ll talk about the final days of negotiations […]

Economy Talk 11 with Rep. Rick Hansen

This Wednesday, June 22nd I interview Rep. Rick Hansen of South St. Paul.  Rick is in his 4th term and serves on the Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance, Capital Investment, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance committees. Rick also served as an important member of the committee that over saw the Legacy funds. […]
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