Economics http://nwpr.org en On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist http://nwpr.org/post/income-inequality-french-economist-vs-american-capitalist Picture a cozy cafe. At a small table, an economics professor from Paris is chatting with a wealthy businessman from New York.<p>As they sip coffee, they discuss economic history, and often nod and agree.<p>Then, as they stand to leave, each states a conclusion drawn from their conversation. But what they say is exactly, completely opposite.<p>One says economic history proves governments must impose very heavy taxes to break up concentrations of wealth. The other says governments should cut taxes to encourage wealthy people to pursue even bigger profits.<p>Huh? Sun, 11 May 2014 09:40:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 45716 at http://nwpr.org On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist Dating Sites Offer Chance At Love — And A Lesson In Economics http://nwpr.org/post/dating-sites-offer-chance-love-and-lesson-economics Paul Oyer, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, has been teaching economics for almost two decades. His experience with online dating started much more recently. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:58:00 +0000 NPR Staff 41465 at http://nwpr.org Dating Sites Offer Chance At Love — And A Lesson In Economics Income / Upshot http://nwpr.org/post/income-upshot <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Presenting <strong><em>Income/Upshot</em></strong>, brought to you by the Marketplace Wealth &amp; Poverty Desk. This tool lets you calculate how far above or below the median income you are for your area.</span><iframe frameborder="0" height="350px" scrolling="no" src="http://www.marketplace.org/sites/default/iframes/income_upshot/io-widget/io_widget.html" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:15:30 +0000 40311 at http://nwpr.org Locals Left Behind In Sun Valley Worry About Economic Impact Of Fire http://nwpr.org/post/locals-left-behind-sun-valley-worry-about-economic-impact-fire <p></p><p>Not everyone fled Sun Valley, Idaho, when a huge wildfire threatened the resort area. Many locals remained in the surrounding communities and kept the stores, restaurants and gas stations open. Now, firefighters are gaining the upper hand. The smoke is clearing. But without the return of vacationers, many locals worry the real disaster is economic – and that one is just beginning.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:04:56 +0000 Jessica Robinson 32954 at http://nwpr.org Locals Left Behind In Sun Valley Worry About Economic Impact Of Fire Landing One Job No Longer Sufficient For Many In Idaho http://nwpr.org/post/landing-one-job-no-longer-sufficient-many-idaho <p>Personal incomes took a hit in the economic downturn across the nation. But according to the latest figures, no state has lower median earnings than Idaho. Jessica Robinson reports. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:19:18 +0000 Jessica Robinson 20490 at http://nwpr.org Landing One Job No Longer Sufficient For Many In Idaho Kitzhaber's Budget Relies On Cost-Cutting Measures http://nwpr.org/post/kitzhabers-budget-relies-cost-cutting-measures <p>Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's proposed budget relies on cost-cutting measures to public pensions, health care and prisons. The Democrat will unveil his two-year spending plan at the state capitol Friday. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman got an early look and has this report. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:49:53 +0000 Chris Lehman 19132 at http://nwpr.org Kitzhaber's Budget Relies On Cost-Cutting Measures Columbia River Towns May Team Up To Export Coal - Part 2 http://nwpr.org/post/columbia-river-towns-may-team-export-coal-part-2 <p>We brought you the story of the Northwest&rsquo;s only coal export proposal that would rely on two different ports on the Columbia River, with a profile of the Eastern Oregon town of Boardman, where coal would be be delivered by train and loaded onto Columbia River barges. Now, EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita takes a look at a port near Clatskanie Oregon, where that coal would be transferred to ocean-going ships for delivery to Asia. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:34:33 +0000 Cassandra Profita 11378 at http://nwpr.org Legal Immigrants Hit Hard By Cuts http://nwpr.org/post/legal-immigrants-hit-hard-cuts <p>Hard times just got harder for legal immigrants who receive food stamps from the State. Their benefits were cut in half Sunday. The move is part of many cut-backs to balance the State&rsquo;s budget. Lesley McClurg reports. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:45:49 +0000 Lesley McClurg 11003 at http://nwpr.org Lane County To Cut Budget By More Than 15 Million http://nwpr.org/post/lane-county-cut-budget-more-15-million <p>Like many Northwest counties, Lane County is experiencing a budget shortfall. The county Budget Committee has approved more than 15 million dollars in cuts to youth services, the sheriff&#39;s office and medical examiner among others. Desmond O&#39;Boyle has more.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 14:17:23 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 8789 at http://nwpr.org