economics http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Murray L. Weidenbaum: Washington University Economist, Chief Architect Of 'Reaganomics' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/murray-l-weidenbaum-washington-university-economist-chief-architect-reaganomics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray </span>Weidenbaum<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an influential scholar widely known as the key architect of President Ronald Reagan’s economic theory dubbed </span>“Reaganomics<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” has died.</span></p><p>In 1980, Reagan campaigned on a fix for an economy plagued by rising inflation, unemployment and a growing deficit. He appointed Mr. Weidenbaum as his economic adviser.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:38:54 +0000 Gloria S. Ross 34658 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Murray L. Weidenbaum: Washington University Economist, Chief Architect Of 'Reaganomics' Economy Rundown: Sports, The Economy And Economists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-rundown-sports-economy-and-economists <p>Football season is over. The Cardinals are still in Spring Training. St. Louis has no NBA to entertain us. The Olympics were fun while they lasted, but they took St. Louis Blues hockey away from us (until Wednesday). And we still don’t have a Major League Soccer team here. It's fair to say, the region is in a bit of a professional sports slump right now. And what have we been doing to endure the lull?</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:03:07 +0000 Shula Neuman 33958 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy Rundown: Sports, The Economy And Economists St. Louis Named Among 'Best Cities For Cheapskates' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-named-among-best-cities-cheapskates <p>Kiplinger's <a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/real-estate/T010-S001-10-best-cities-for-cheapskates/index.html">says St. Louis is a great city for cheapskates</a> - and insists we take that as a compliment.</p><p>The Gateway City ranks at number 9 on the Kiplinger compilation, and it's the biggest city in their top 10 (full list is below).</p><p>They say St. Louis' housing costs, at 27 percent below the national average, are what cemented our place on the list.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:47:59 +0000 Kelsey Proud 29395 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Named Among 'Best Cities For Cheapskates' A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map Of America http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/where-do-missouris-dollars-and-callers-hang-out-maps-americas-neighborhoods Look at the center of this map, at the little red dot that marks Kansas City. Technically, Kansas City is at the edge of Missouri, but here on this map it's in the upper middle section of a bigger space with strong blue borders. We don't have a name for this bigger space yet, but soon we will.<p>I would call it, for the moment, "The Part Of America Kansas City Hangs With" because that's what this map is saying. It's a new, intriguing way to see our country. This one was built by tracking dollar bill circulation. There've been similar maps built from phone call data. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:39:50 +0000 Robert Krulwich 25523 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map Of America