Economy Talk with Don Hill

Economy Talk, Wednesday Sept. 14th, join me for a conversation with former MEA President and public education advocate, Don Hill. We’ll talk about the importance of labor unions to our economy and give some talk back to all the public employee bashing we hear from the extreme right.  Maybe we’ll even talk about the recent census data, […]

September 14, 2011

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 […]

September 6, 2011

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 […]

August 30, 2011

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 […]

August 23, 2011

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 […]

August 15, 2011

The Death of the Middle Class

My friend Jonathan Larson has an interesting blog he calls “Real Economics.” I visit it frequently but found today’s entry on inequality, worth sharing. It includes a video report on how the middle class is at its worst position in 100 years.  You’ll find a link to the whole blog entry and video.   Friday, […]

August 5, 2011

Economy Talk: Steve and Joan Janusz

Steve and Joan Janusz, retired Northfielders have decided to make Health Care access and reform their cause.  With Health Care costs being the fasting growing part of almost any budget it is no wonder that it is something that needs all of our attention.  For Joan, a former County Nurse, it is access to health […]

August 2, 2011

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 […]

August 2, 2011

Save Our Schools March on Washington

On July 30, 2011 while the nation was glued to Washington waiting for news about the ‘debt ceiling’ groups of educators, students and parents were in Washington demanding we save our public schools. With teachers and schools under attack a movement is emerging to strike back. Here is a website describing what happened at SOS […]

August 2, 2011
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