Two experts on the 'deteriorating' economy Wall Street is nearing a bear market this week and most recent economic indicators suggest sluggish economic growth. Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke described the economy as "deteriorating." Two economists shed light on the national and global outlook for jobs and economic stability.11:00 a.m.
Louis Johnston: Chairman and professor of economics, St. John's University and College of St. Benedict. Speaking Oct 11, 2011 at Conversations of the Valley in Stillwater. For reservations call 651-430-3830
Chris Farrell: Economics editor, American Public Media's Marketplace. Contributing editor, Bloomberg Business Week. Graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Economics. Speaking at MPR's Policy and a Pint, Wed. Oct 12 at Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.
Who needs an English major? Midday presents a new American RadioWorks documentary looking at the future of liberal arts education in America, and whether this traditional form of higher learning can respond to the demands of the 21st century economy.12:00 p.m.