Trying to do a better job of keeping track of radio topics, thus the weekly blog post that I update live from the radio.
Keeping up with the log for the radio show on January 16, 2020.
I will be on the Jarrod Thomas Show tomorrow morning, April 26, 2018 at 9AM central (1310 AM Grand Forks) talking economics.
The conversations on the radio lately deal with a very particular issue with ramifications for Grand Forks and North Dakota in general. Last week the question asked was, “Are we out of money in North Dakota?” By itself I cannot do much with that question, so I choose to rephrase it. I think it better to ask, “Are we hitting up against constraints in North Dakota?”
Last week on the Jarrod Thomas Show there was a caller suggesting some inconsistency between the data on Grand Forks sales tax and local economic events. I do not think this was an allegation of malfeasance, just that the numbers were not making sense. Sales taxes reached a record level in February of 2017, but the caller cited three factors seemingly at odds with this circumstance: Continue reading Comments about local sales tax