January 15, 2007
Discussing the Economy on Minnesota Public Radio
Posted by Menzie Chinn at January 15, 2007 11:00 AMdigg this | reddit
Bummer - I missed it. I live in Minnesota & listen to MPR from time to time, would have tuned in had I known. No podcast up yet either. Give us more of a heads up if they call you back again.
Posted by: dryfly at January 8, 2007 09:25 PM
There went an hour of my time just to hear your voice Menzie. I prefer this more interactive venue and, if I may be so bold to match the sentiments (but not the seductive tones) of the radio moderator, I learn a lot [this may be only self-evident] from reading the blog here.
[Just so you know what seduces me, and who I respect and admire.]
I sometimes even feel like I'm tolerating the well-meaning public radio efforts to get that level of understanding a notch or 2 higher. Decidedly tolerating Glassman.
Last tolerable thing:
It's partly your fault.
Posted by: calmo at January 15, 2007 04:12 PM
menzie, you sucked on this program. You let an evangelistic hack bet you on every point.
You were milquetoast and pathetic. I was very disappointed. I could have done a better job.
Not once did you mention that CEO pay has skyrocketed while worker pay has stagnated. Evidently global comptetition doesn't extend to the people with power an money.
You failed to mention the massive drop in manufacturing employment over the past 10 years when glassman said that toyota and bmw were creating jobs here.
Posted by: vorpal at January 16, 2007 02:43 PM
For some reason I am having problems getting the audio. Is there a transcript?
Posted by: DickF at January 16, 2007 02:46 PM
calmo: Thanks for the compliments. vorpal: Thank you for your comments. I wish you better success -- at least assessed in your own eyes --when MPR calls you. DickF: Afraid there isn't a transcript that I know of, but as a reader of Econbrowser you'll know much of what I said (and Glassman has his own blog).
Posted by: menzie chinn at January 16, 2007 04:47 PM
I admire any economist who can debate James K. Glassman for more than a few minutes without breaking into hysterical laughter and hoots of "Dow 36,000, eh?"
The MPR segment was pretty much like matching up Arthur Ashe with a trained seal to see who could play tennis. The outcome was not in doubt.
Glassman was, however, as fishy as usual.
Posted by: Charles at January 16, 2007 09:49 PM