In the fall of 2007, when the U.S. economy first seemed in peril, I began answering reader queries here on the Business Desk. I still do so occasionally, but this page has expanded to include posts from eminent economists, "far-flung correspondents," and a variety of voices that have intriguing and/or useful things to say about economics, broadly defined. Please feel encouraged to respond to any and all of them.
Paul Solman and Dante Chinni Talk Economic Inequality in Ohio
EDITOR'S NOTE: Paul Solman and Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation recently traveled to two counties in Ohio - Crawford and Delaware. Thirty years ago they had similar average incomes but today, they've grown apart. The town of Galion in Crawford County is struggling while cities like Powell in Delaware County and nearby Columbus have grown richer. In this web video exclusive, Paul and Dante discuss the two worlds they found and how the situation compares to the last story they did together on inequality in Los Alamos and Espanola, New Mexico.
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