In Defense of St. Louis
[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] When I checked out the Post-Dispatch‘s website today, I fully expected the top stories to include President Barack Obama’s visit yesterday. Nope. Instead, I find a story about Brewster McCracken. an Austin, Texas, mayoral candidate, whose ad (available on YouTube) positively slams the city of St. Louis … Continue reading
Economics Forum 1: Public Goods
[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] Todays blog post from me will be the first in what I hope to make a series of open dialogues with the readers of Show-Me Daily on economic topics. Today’s topic is public goods. There are many misconceptions about what constitutes a public good. … Continue reading
Would You Like a Comfortable Retirement With That?
[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] MSNBC has a nice article — with a real focus on St. Louis, no less — about the very generous retirement program offered to McDonald’s employees. It’s not exactly efficiency wages, but it certainly turns the spotlight on benefits packages and the issue of … Continue reading