my kind of town
from drought to deluge - two posts in one day. -grin- but this merely a short one to point to a new addition in the sidebar: my old roommate's dad, Bill Testa is an economist with the Chicago Fed, and has recently -i say recently, but it's been abt three months now- started blogging about the Midwest economy (and consequently about regional growth, and what makes regions -vs. whole economies etc- grow/not grow) over on the Chicago Fed's website. more specifically, he blogs here.
for those readers interested in the mechanics/dynamics of regional growth and/or the Midwest Economy (i.e all two of you), it's well worth a read through. and i'm not just plugging it because i'm fond of Em's dad. :p