Archives: Economy

Gratuities: Why Tips Matter

Great service in a restaurant might warrant a big tip, but that money is often split among the whole staff–even management. Ohio’s Tip Fairness Act would ban the practice of “tip pooling,” but opponents say it would prevent wait staff from working as a team. We’ll talk about the Act, and about whether tipping should be banned altogether.

Foreign Investment in Ohio

Among Ohio’s metro areas, Columbus lags behind in terms of foreign-investment jobs. Without a strong manufacturing history, the region has had trouble garnering international interest. We’ll talk about how area groups are attracting foreign-based, higher-paying jobs, and how international investment is critical for the health of a local economy.

Gratuities: Why Tips Matter

Great service in a restaurant might warrant a big tip, but that money is often split among the whole staff–even management. Ohio’s Tip Fairness Act would ban the practice of “tip pooling,” but opponents say it would prevent wait staff from working as a team. We’ll talk about the Act, and about whether tipping should be banned altogether.

The Economics of Central Ohio’s Baby Boom

Last year residents of Franklin County made over 18,000 babies– far more than any other county in Ohio. Is it something in the water? Probably not. This hour we’ll talk about what an influx of youth means for the economics of the region. Plus we’ll learn why migration away from a city does not signal its demise, and why talent might be the new oil

Job Creation and Higher Ed

Time was when a high school education could get an Ohioan a pretty good job in a factory, or working in a mine. But some point to the new “knowledge economy” as a sign we need to invest more in colleges and universities. Ohio’s job creation numbers are some of the lowest in the nation, and this hour we’ll discuss the link between jobs and higher ed

Public Financing of Sports Arenas

If you build it, they will come? Not so fast. Sports arenas like the Staples Center in LA can be enormously lucrative, but there are plenty that lose millions of dollars every year. This hour we’ll talk about the financial prospects for Columbus’ Nationwide Arena and if sports complexes have the right to play ball with public money.

Can’t Buy Me Love: Living Large and Paying Small

The economy’s not yet booming, but saving money isn’t so hard. To lower food costs, you could learn to photosynthesize. To reduce bank fees, you could bury your money in the backyard. Before you take any drastic cost-saving measures, we’ll talk to a finance columnist who sliced $1,000 a month from his family’s budget without sacrificing all dignity

Ireland’s Global Economy

A green Chicago river, green drinks and a lot of green clothes…. It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and Americans will fully celebrate Irish culture this weekend. Ireland, however, could still be reeling from its dramatic financial collapse in 2008. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’re talking about Ireland’s global economy.

Ohio’s Economic Outlook

Signs of economic recovery just keep coming as the U.S. added 227,000 jobs in February. But is the national economy really improving? Or is this just a quick upswing? And what’s the economic outlook for central Ohio? On this hour of “All Sides,” we’re covering the economic outlook.

Planning for a Secure Financial Future

Do you know what your finances will look like in 10 years? Do you have questions about your investments, 401k or retirement finances? Tune in on this hour of “All Sides” as we talk to Financial Advisor Johnathon Pond about all things money.