Robert A. Cropf http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Policies Will Widen The Wealth Gap http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-policies-will-widen-wealth-gap <p>It probably says something about our times that the book that’s sold out on Amazon is not the latest Twilight thriller but a dense, 700-pager by a French economics professor: <em>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</em> by Thomas Piketty. He’s also making the rounds of TV talk shows like an A-list actor promoting a new movie.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:56:44 +0000 Robert A. Cropf 36861 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Policies Will Widen The Wealth Gap Commentary: What The Region Can Learn From the Missouri Civic Health Index http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-what-region-can-learn-missouri-civic-health-index <p>St. Louis is actually doing better than the rest of the state in many areas of civic health. That’s the good news out of <a href="http://pprc.umsl.edu/pprc.umsl.edu/base_pages/pubs/reports.html" target="_blank">a recent report</a>. The bad news is that while the state is average in many civic health indicators, it is near the bottom in important measures such as voting, public meeting attendance and regular family dinners.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:03:07 +0000 Robert A. Cropf 34530 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: What The Region Can Learn From the Missouri Civic Health Index