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Questions Answered By Dr. Peter F Orazem
Marginally Attached workers- How do we get them back in the workforce?
Do students do better at elite schools?
Are any Iowa state agencies required to do efficiency analysis of their spending?
How does a $15/hr minimum wage affect wages of those not making minimum wage?
Stagnant earnings since the late 1980's?
"Every job at Boeing supports 3 jobs in the community": true?
COVID: what is the possibility of a catastrophic devaluation of the dollar?
Financial time-out in a pandemic economy?
What do we know about the long-term Impact of minimum wage increases?
What does the demographics of the future workforce for Iowa and the U.S. look like?
ROI of early identification and early treatment of children's mental health issue
Will canceling my debt negatively impact my credit score?
How can any president take credit for the number of jobs being filled?
What is the median family spendable income for families living in Fort Dodge, IA?
Iowa towns in general seem to be losing both population and vitality. How do we determine if rural towns are surviving?
What economic models are we seeing for smaller Iowa communities given the increasing migration to urban centers?
How many families would be helped by raising the minimum wage?
“Employment is like everything else: the more expensive it is, the less you get.” What is the best counterargument?
Could raising minimum wage cause job cascade?
How does it affect the economy to have more people pursue careers in minimum wage jobs?
What if all 50 states adopt Right to Work?