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Thursday, September 25, 2014
By Andrew Kitchenman : NJSpotlight
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
According to a new report out from the Demand Institute, local housing markets, when coupled with income and employment, are often the strongest predictors of local and national economic outlook. John Guarisco is the executive manager at MDI Marketing in Spokane, Washington, and Mark Dolfini is the owner of June Palms Property Management, in Lafayette, Indiana, both cities considered to be "transitional." And joining The Takeaway is Louise Keely, chief research officer for The Demand Institute and co-author of the report.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
While most economists are still arguing about why our economy still has such a long way to go, Kenneth Rogoff, a professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, says that when comparing past recessions and crashes, the U.S. economy is performing fairly typically. As an economist familiar with controversy, Rogoff joins The Takeaway to discuss his provocative premise.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Have American financial regulators and investors really learned from the mistakes that set off the financial crisis five years ago? Faisal Islam is the economics editor for Channel 4 News and author of “The Default Line: The Inside Story of People, Banks, and Entire Nations on the Edge.” He says so much of the story behind the financial collapse is one of excessive risk and recklessness. He joins the program to provide the British perspective on global financial crisis and why the story of the collapse is actually a series of portraits rather than a series of ideas.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Roughly three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little to no emergency savings. We asked about the days of the month that are better or worse for your budget, and about the rhythm of the checks that come in and out of your bank account. Listener Katrina Paschal works in health care administration in Rockford, Illinois—a city with a 13 percent unemployment rate. She is lucky to have a job, but she still lives paycheck to paycheck.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
A new report on the status of workers finds the period since the 2008 market crash may turn out to have long-term effects for New Yorkers, as wages stagnate and the average time for unemployment lengthens.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Many Americans are frustrated with our economic system and are worried that it is failing. Gar Alperovitz argues that the time is right for a new-economy movement to take shape to build a new system In What Then Must We Do? he proposes a new economic system that is not corporate capitalism, not state socialism, but something entirely American.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Barbara Garson talks about the human costs of our economic recession and slow recovery. In Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession, Garson interviewed an economically and geographically wide variety of Americans to show how loss and insecurity is affecting their lives.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Alan Blinder, Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, explains how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to address it, and what is still left to do. In After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead Blinder argues that the U.S. financial system became too complex and too unregulated, which created a perfect storm beginning in 2007. He makes the case for government intervention and explains how it prevented a total financial meltdown.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The third stop on our road to recovery is in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh officially reached pre-2007 levels for both GDP per capita and employment, and its most recent unemployment levels come in just under the national average. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl discusses his city's road to prosperity.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Last week the Brookings Institution named Knoxville, Dallas, and Pittsburgh the only three American cities to have officially emerged from the recession. And Dallas is not just an oil town anymore. Technology and finance are driving the city’s growing economy. Mayor Mike Rawlings shares the city's recipe for growth.
Monday, December 10, 2012
What do Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Knoxville have in common? Recent findings from the Brookings Institution show that these three cities are the only major metropolitan areas in the United States that are experiencing an economic recovery since the recession ended in 2009. Knoxville's Mayor Madeline Rogero tells us more about her city's recovery.