By Dan Kervick
I had the pleasure of sitting in today for Arnie Arnesen as a guest host for The Attitude on WNHN 94.7 FM in Concord, New Hampshire. Arnie’s mother passed away over the weekend, and she has taken a one-week personal hiatus.
In the first half of the show I talked with Diana Lacey, President of the New Hampshire State Employees Association and SEIU Local 1984. Diana addressed the impact of the ongoing sequester on government employment and the provision of government services, and we also chatted about the general importance of the government’s role in the economy. I then talked with Linda Hutton and Bill Weidacher about the state of the housing market in New Hampshire and the country.
In the second half of the show I talked with fellow NEP bloggers Bill Black and Marshall Auerback. First up was Bill, who discussed the general economic situation in Europe and the constraints placed on the recovery strategies of individual Eurozone countries due to the lack of sovereign national currencies. Then Marshall and I spoke about the situation in Cyprus and its ramifications for Europe going forward.
A big thanks to Diana, Linda, Bill W., Bill B. and Marshall for appearing! You can listen to the podcast of the show at these links:
I don’t understand why Bill Black said monetary policy can be stimulatory. I also wish he’d keep his answers under 20 minutes long and let people stop him. Argh!
And I was just thinking I wish he wasn’t interrupted. I wanted to hear the complete point he was trying to make.
This is quality stuff. Probably a bit wonky for a general audience (especially hour two), but a good level for regular blog readers.
It would be great if NEP put together a regular weekly podcast that just wraps up a discussion of the political/economic news of the week and does an analysis from an MMT perspective.
I, for one, would be willing to pay for such a service.
I’m a big fan of podcasts these days. I do a lot of long walking and listen to the podcasts on the walks.
Podcast idea is great!
@Dan Kervick, at the end of the podcast, you talked about two economies in the developed world (the 1% and the 99)…and then you said something like, “After the top recovers, it will be a long time before the bottom sees recovery.” After the top recovers from WHAT? Steady growth in wealth and income at the expense of everyone else? Well, yes, I would like to see the top recover from THAT, but your remark did not carry that implication.
Okay, everybody! Let’s help the 1% recover from unmitigated riches at our expense. I am ready!