Stan Alcorn

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 Stan Alcorn is a reporter based in New York City. In addition to his work for Marketplace, he has reported for Fast Company, WNYC and NPR.

Latest Stories (158)

Survey: What Makes the British Happy?

Apr 5, 2011
Measuring happiness is no longer just for Bhutan; The United Kingdom is developing measures of "national well-being," and they're just finishing ...

The Fuzzy Future of Post-Fannie-Freddie Homeownership

Mar 31, 2011
If you're thinking about buying a house, thank the U.S. government in advance. They guarantee more than 96% of new mortgages -- a guarantee that ...

Video: Barry Eichengreen on the Post-Dollar World

Mar 23, 2011
As the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy rapped, it's all about the Benjamins. That's $100 bills, and there are more of them in circulation...

Think You Can Balance Colorado's Budget? Try It.

Mar 15, 2011
It's not exactly World of Warcraft, but Backseat Budgeter tries to turn balancing a state budget into a game. Get started and you'll see a gas-ta...

Dodd-Frank Update: Six months in, but not halfway there

Feb 17, 2011
An optimist might see in financial regulatory reform a glass half full, a pessimist a glass half empty. But either way, the system seems to have ...

Tell the SEC What to Do With Whistleblowers

Dec 17, 2010
Do you have strong feelings about how the Security and Exchange Commission defines "Major Security-Based Swap Participant"?...

In Search of Middle America

Dec 15, 2010
America is about to get a new middle. Statistically speaking, that is. Among the many wonders of the 2010 Census are calculations of the "mean c...

How do we measure standards of living?

Oct 14, 2010
Are regular economic indicators still the best way to measure our economy? In our latest Economy 4.0 report, David Brancaccio investigates into why alternative indicators might be moving into the mainstream.