Richard Makepeace | West Chester, Ohio
I live in a beautiful wooded area and deer in my wooded back yard is not an uncommon sight. But out my front window, well that was worth a picture. West Chester, Ohio seems to be doing just fine on the surface. (West Chester is home of John Boehner) My neighborhood, typical two story homes that sell north of $200K, appears untouched by the economy. But all is not as it appears. To my left are two retired families but one was forced into early retirement by the economy and now have a daughter, in her thirties, living back home because she lost her job. On my right is a home for sale where the family just walked away a few months ago. Their deserted swimming pool will be a fine breeding ground for mosquitoes this spring. Everything looks great up and down my street but we haven’t totally excaped the realities of the recession.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.