Welcome, first-time visitors!

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Welcome to my website, especially listeners from News and Views with Roshini Rajkumar (WCCO) and MPR News Presents on Minnesota Public Radio.  I hope you’ll continue the conversation we began on the radio and in person. I try to write a blog post every day on topics that touch on economics and their relation to current events.  (You’ll notice the last 10 days have been a bit busy so I’ve not posted since April 14. I do my best.)

Is there a topic you would like me to tackle, a question you’ve wanted to ask?  Send me a note using the link at the top of the page and I’ll try to find an answer, explain a topic, or point you to someone who can do a better job of addressing your question.

My goal is to explain Econ in English and separate the cents from the nonsense in discussions of economics and economic policy.