quality of life http://iowapublicradio.org en Putting Global Income Inequality into Context http://iowapublicradio.org/post/putting-global-income-inequality-context <p>How does where someone is born affect how much money they'll earn over a lifetime? What does income inequality indicate about a country's society and basic economic health?</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/BrankoMilan">Branko Milanovic</a> tackles these questions as a lead economist in the <a href="http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/0,,menuPK:476823~pagePK:64165236~piPK:64165141~theSitePK:469372,00.html">World Bank's research department</a>, where he works on the topics of income inequality and globalization.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:02:30 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Katherine Perkins & Sarah Boden 37173 at http://iowapublicradio.org Putting Global Income Inequality into Context Creative Communities http://iowapublicradio.org/post/creative-communities <p>Iowa's cultural and economic shift away from the family farm created <a href="http://www.uiowa.edu/~ican/Papers%202006/braindrain122806.pdf">serious problems</a> for the state.&nbsp; It has also created opportunities for reinvention and creativity.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:39:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30966 at http://iowapublicradio.org Creative Communities College Towns http://iowapublicradio.org/post/college-towns <p>Recently Ames was ranked as the second best college town in the US by the American Institute of Economic Research's 2013 College Destination Index.&nbsp;&nbsp; Iowa City came in close behind at fourth place. &nbsp; What goes into making a great college town?&nbsp; On "River to River" we talk about the attributes and special challenges of these communities.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:46:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer 17691 at http://iowapublicradio.org College Towns