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Plain Talk: UND Economist Talks About Facebook’s New Currency

Plain Talk: UND Economist Talks About Facebook’s New Currency

On this episode of Plain Talk, University of North Dakota economist David Flynn talks about Facebook’s new currency. Is it really a currency? Or is it more of a platform for transferring money? Are cryptocurrencies safe? What do they mean for our economy? Flynn answers all of those questions and more. Also, U.S. Senator Bernie

UND Economist on North Dakota Economy: “If We’re Not at Rock Bottom We’re Close”

Economic activity in North Dakota has been in decline for a couple of years now, dragging tax revenues for state and local governments down with it. As a result lawmakers had to shrink state budgets during a bruising session earlier this year (let’s hope local governments do the same instead of hiking property taxes). Populations

UND Economics Professor Says He’d Flunk North Dakota’s Revenue Forecasters

Revenue forecasts in North Dakota are extremely important. That’s because our Legislature doesn’t meet very often (nor do most citizens want it to meet often, I think). So every odd-numbered year our lawmakers are tasked with making at two-year budget based on what professional forecasters think the state will collect in tax revenues based on

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David Flynn: Would You Give Up North Dakota's Economic Highs To Avoid The Lows?

A caller to the radio show last week questioned why the North Dakota economic experience seemed is such stark contrast to the Minnesota situation. (She asked this while almost getting hit by a school bus breaking traffic laws.) There are a couple of reasons for this, one pretty easy to explain on the radio, and the

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David Flynn: Oil Slow Down May Not Be Hurting North Dakota Employment As Much As You Think

The future is always uncertain, but it seems that labor markets in the core Bakken counties could be having their Mark Twain moment: “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” My central argument here is not that the markets are not correcting, and I am not suggesting declines in employment will not happen, though the