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Marvin Bell On Becoming Iowan (#117)

posted on December 4, 2007 at 1:50 PM

Marvin Bell On Becoming Iowan (#117)
For Marvin Bell, a long-time professor at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a former Iowa Poet laureate, and perhaps for many new Iowans, acquiring the identity of an Iowan comes in accepting and appreciating all the things that Iowa... Read More »

Essay: Neil Harl on Subprime Mortgage Foreclosures (#111)

posted on November 14, 2007 at 3:33 PM

Essay: Neil Harl on Subprime Mortgage Foreclosures (#111)
Just 23 years ago now, Iowa was facing the greatest crisis in its agricultural sector since the Great Depression. The farm debt crisis and the subprime mortgage foreclosure debacle of 2007 share several parallels. Professor Emeritus Neil Harl... Read More »

Essay: Nicholas Johnson on Taxes and Corporate Tax Breaks (#106)

posted on October 26, 2007 at 9:19 AM

Essay: Nicholas Johnson on Taxes and Corporate Tax Breaks (#106)
Nicholas Johnson is a visiting law professor at the University of Iowa. In a previous life he was a member of the Federal Communications Commission. He remains a populist, and while he is still concerned about the current condition of the... 03:30 Read More »

Essay: Neil Harl on the Ethanol Boom (#103)

posted on October 16, 2007 at 3:33 PM

Essay: Neil Harl on the Ethanol Boom (#103)
Ethanol has been much in the news of late and for good reason. It’s been driving the state’s commodity prices to levels not ever seen. But with an eye on history, seasoned Iowa State Economist Neil Harl cautions that gravity also applies to bull... 02:52 Read More »

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