Chris Farrell is economics editor of Marketplace Money, a nationally syndicated one-hour weekly personal finance show produced by American Public Media. Chris is also economics correspondent for Marketplace, the largest business program in broadcasting and chief economics correspondent for American RadioWorks, the largest producer of long-form documentaries in public radio. He is also contributing economics editor at Business Week magazine. He was host and executive editor of public television’s Right on the Money. He is the author of two books: Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances, and Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall. Chris is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics.

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Features by Chris Farrell

Housing Prices Heading Lower

John Maudlin, the investor and newsletter writer, has a good post on the woes in the sub-prime mortgage market at www.frontlinethoughts.com/index...

Pimco on Sub-Prime

Paul McCulley, managing director at the giant money management company Pimco, writes an astute newsletter on Fed policy at www.pimco.com. (Bill...

Watch Out for High Fees

At the American Economics Association's annual meeting in January of this year, one of the sessions I attended was Hedge Funds: Performance and...
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Predatory lending

On March 17 I flew from New York to the Twin Cities. On the plane I read the New York Times and I noticed an intriguing juxtaposition of headlines....

The Subprime Market Concern Overblown

The subprime market is imploding. Home foreclosures are surging. Millions of new homeowners could be thrown out on the street. So, it's hardly...
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: The wage gap

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. The Labor Department reports the gender gap is closing. But Chris isn't happy.

Straight Story: Health care reform

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, a tech sector giant has some bright ideas about improving the health care system. Chris says the government should pay attention.

Straight Story: Public pensions pickle

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, public workers face a pension shortfall. Chris says all retirement systems need more transparency.

Straight Story: Corporate report card

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. It was a big week for corporate criminals. Chris surveys the landscape.

Straight Story: 300 million strong

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris celebrates the upcoming population milestone in the United States.

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