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Mar 21, 2016
What does Donald Trump’s trade rhetoric really mean? What about Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on the rigged economy? The tax proposals from Ted Cruz and John Kasich? Louis Johnston explains the economics behind the campaign rhetoric. Economist Louis Johnston of St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict speaks at an event called “Presidential Campaign Economics: Rhetoric versus Reality.” Held March 15, 2016 at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.
Chris Farrell and Louis Johnston on how the economy affects Minnesotans
Apr 29, 2015
From income inequality, taxes and the minimum wage to home-ownership trends and the employment future on the Iron Range, Chris Farrell and Louis Johnston tackle many of the key economic issues facing Minnesotans. Gary Eichten moderated the discussion in Alexandria at Senior College of West Central Minnesota with economists Johnston of St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict and American Public Media’s Farrell. Recorded at the Alexandria Technical and Community College. Amy Sunderland is the director of Senior College.
Economic insights from Chris Farrell and Louis Johnston
Dec 2, 2014
MPR’s Gary Eichten hosts a discussion about the economy at year’s end with American Public Media economics correspondent Chris Farrell and St. John’s University and College of St. Benedict economics professor Louis Johnston. The event was held at the McCarthy Center at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict.
Chris Farrell and Louis Johnston: how economics matters to real people
May 6, 2014
A special broadcast from St. John’s University hosted by Gary Eichten. Economists Louis Johnston and Chris Farrell talk about what’s happening to the middle class and the American job machine. A spring economic forecast–and what it means for ordinary people. Economics for real life and the things that are important. The event was moderated by Gary Eichten at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center at St. John’s University on May 6, 2014.
Final Midday Broadcast: Midday’s Council of Economic Advisors co-chairs Chris Farrell and Louis Johnston
Jan 19, 2012
Chris Farrell and Louis Johnston join Gary Eichten to discuss the state of the national and local economy, and answer questions from the audience.
Economics and personal finance at the State Fair
Sep 1, 2011
Louis Johnston and Chris Farrell appear on the Carousel Park Stage at the Minnesota State Fair to answer questions about the condition of the US economy and personal finance.
Most Americans oppose raising the debt ceiling
Apr 20, 2011
In recent polls, 75 to 80 percent of Americans say they oppose lifting the debt limit, yet many economists and finance officials say it is imperative. Economist Louis Johnston explains the debate over the federal deficit, the debt and the health of the US economy. Might the US default?
Economist Louis Johnston on innovation opportunity in Minn.
Jan 26, 2011
Innovation was clearly a theme in the president’s State of the Union address. Obama championed creating jobs through investments in biomedical research, information technology and clean-energy technology. MPR’s Tom Crann spoke with economist Louis Johnston on Wednesday about opportunities for innovation in Minnesota. Johnston teaches economics at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict.
Is the economic recovery stalling?
Jul 6, 2010
Louis Johnston and Chris Farrell explore the current and future condition of the U.S. economy and answer questions from listeners.
Where is the Minnesota economy headed?
Mar 5, 2010
Minnesota budget officials released a new forecast this week, narrowing the state’s deficit to $994 million. Meanwhile, The Labor Department reports the percentage of Americans without a job last month was 9.7 percent, identical to the January figure. Economist Louis Johnston joins Midday to answer listener questions about the state economy.
Lessons learned from the financial collapse
Sep 14, 2009
Economist Louis Johnston and MPR’s chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell join Midday to answer listener questions about the economy and our financial systems.
Big loss on Wall Street
Sep 17, 2008
With Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, A.I.G. and other financial institutions in turmoil on Wall Street, an unemployment rate at 6.1 percent – a five-year high – and a housing market still slumping, experts Chris Farrell and Louis Johnston join Midday to discuss the current economic crisis.