economics http://tspr.org en Pulling Few Punches on Economic Issues http://tspr.org/post/pulling-few-punches-economic-issues <p>Christianity’s season of Lent is underway, a good time to sacrifice a little time to read Pope Francis’ book "The Joy of the Gospel.” Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:38:22 +0000 Bill Knight 50103 at http://tspr.org Pulling Few Punches on Economic Issues Economics 101 for Illinois Lawmakers http://tspr.org/post/economics-101-illinois-lawmakers <p>Illinois legislators this year could be asked to vote on everything from changes to how the state taxes corporations to raising the minimum wage. &nbsp;But Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) said before they make decisions on issues that affect the economy, they should learn more about it.</p><p>Syverson is proposing lawmakers take an economics course every two years.</p><p>He thinks many legislators who have tried to do a good job are shocked by what he called the "horrendous results" of their decisions.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:19:08 +0000 Rich Egger 28156 at http://tspr.org Economics 101 for Illinois Lawmakers