Economy Talk with John Ralston Saul

My guest this Wed. Nov. 2nd at 6pm Canadian author and essayist John Ralston Saul has written a series of fascinating books on what means to be a citizen/individual.  I was so impressed by his The Unconscious Civilization that I e-mailed him to see if I could interview him.  I am pleased to report he was […]

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 […]

Sorting Out Our School Levy Referendum – Nov. 8

We’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about whether or not there is enough funding for our local schools and whether more funding will help the schools or not. Again you here that tired phrase, “We must live with in our means. We only have so much money.” It is true for some but not […]

Economy Talk with Dr. Richard A. 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.  Dr. Levins has been doing a lot of thinking about the middle class and he is working with me on a re-write of my book, The Middle […]

Economy Talk: Growth 1929 to 2010 with Tor Dahl

  Join me Wed. Oct. 5th for a conversation with economist Tor Dahl about work he has been doing examining economic growth in the last century.  He says in a recent paper: “There are many variables that affect growth, including war and peace, unemployment and inflation, education and health, savings rate and innovation, technology and […]

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 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 […]

Economy Talk with Nan Madden / Minnesota Budget Project

Join me Wednesday August 24th at 6pm for a conversation with Nan Madden director of the Minnesota Budget Project  The Minnesota Budget Project is an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Non-profits that provides independent research, analysis, and advocacy on budget and tax issues, emphasizing their impact on low- and moderate-income persons and the organizations […]
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