Econ Minute Podcast
By Eric Fruits, Ph.D.
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Econ Minute covers real world economics that can affect you, your family, and your work. The podcast is more than a minute and covers much more than just economics. For more, visit EconMinute.com.
||CleanHow does a family business survive three generations? An interview with the CEO of Beaverton Foods||For this episode of the EconMinute podcast, we again co-host with Jim Pasero, publisher of the Oregon Transformation Newsletter. We are joined by Dominic Biggi, CEO of Beaverton Foods. The maker of dozens of flavored mustards, horseradishes and other co||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWildfires and regulation: How the Portland Spirit business deals with disaster||For this episode of Econ Minute, we are doing an experiment. In collaboration with the Oregon Transformation Project, we have Jim Pasero - author of the Oregon Transformation Newsletter - co-hosting while we interview Dan Yates, President of The Portlan||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReforming health care: A lesson from Apollo 13||“Houston, we have a problem.” It’s the most famous line from Apollo 13 and perhaps how most Republicans are feeling about their plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. As repeal and replace has given way to tinker and punt, Congress should take a||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaxes, more taxes, and ... "recreational" marijuana||With the ink barely dry on Oregon's costly Low Carbon Fuel Standard law, Portland city commissioner Steve Novick bets than a 10-cents-a-gallon gas tax will be his ticket to re-election. Along the way, Ann asks the question: What if we can say how our ta||10/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspoiled by progress||With legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Oregon just a day away, Portland City Hall is still working out how it plans to regulate the new business. What have they been doing for the past year? This is nothing new, however. The most progres||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDéjà vu all over again||It’s "déjà vu all over again" on the Tuesday Memo / Econ Minute podcast. A few days after Los Angeles declares a state of emergency on homeless, Portland's Mayor Charlie Hales enters "me too" mode and declares a state of emergency in Portland ... e||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesdayMemo/EconMinute podcast: Win-win||"Win-win" is the topic for this week's podcast because it's "game on" for Portland's election season. Oregon state treasurer Ted Wheeler enters the Portland mayor's race, facing off against incumbent Charlie Hales. The candidates are virtual twins: both||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesdayMemo and EconMinute team up to podcast about Portland||TuesdayMemo and EconMinute team up for a very Portland podcast. We bring together politics, economics, and a dose of common sense into the conversation about what's happening in Oregon's biggest city. This episode, for the first week of August 2015, co||8/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHillary Clinton, jobs, Big Bird, and trolls all in one short podcast!||Big issues in this week's Econ Minute Podcast: Hillary Clinton gets it wrong on the economy jobs connection.Don't blame Baby Boomers for the shrinking labor force.Does Big Bird make kids smarter? Does Spongebob make them stupid? Some lessons in pop cu||6/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe worst solution to homelessness, Millennials and their parents, and a taste of Chinese wines||This week's Econ Minute Podcast spans the globe and crosses generations. First we have what may be the one of the worst solutions to urban homelessness. Cities across the globe go to great lengths to get their homeless population out from under bridge||5/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUber, criminal background checks, streetcars, and transportation safety. Does education pass the "smell test?"||This week's podcast looks at intersection of the ridesharing service Uber, criminal background checks, streetcars, and transportation safety. And, yes, they are all related. Then we turn to education and economic development and whether education passe||5/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMillennials, affordable housing, and taxing star scientists||What are Millennials and what do they want? Econ Minute answers that with a presentation from the PSU Center for Real Estate Annual Conference. Get inside the minds of the mysterious Millennials and learn how they and their parents will change the wo.||4/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGridlock, Painkiller Abuse, Jobs, and Free Speech||Podcast: Gridlock, Painkiller Abuse, Jobs, and Free Speech. For more, visit EconMinute.com.||4/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinimum Wage, Short People, Tall People, and Dinosaur Science||Minimum Wage, Short People, Tall People, and Dinosaur Science. For more, visit EconMinute.com.||4/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst Podcast – Subsidies, Smokes, And Solar||First Podcast: Subsidies, Smokes, and a Solar Scandal. For more, visit EconMinute.com.||4/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|