In the fall of 2007, when the U.S. economy first seemed in peril, I began answering reader queries here on the Business Desk. I still do so occasionally, but this page has expanded to include posts from eminent economists, "far-flung correspondents," and a variety of voices that have intriguing and/or useful things to say about economics, broadly defined. Please feel encouraged to respond to any and all of them.
Editor's note: On last night's NewsHour, Paul spoke with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh. Lula weighed in not only on the legitimacy of meetings like the G-20 and where Brazil fits in the global economy, but also on the situation in Honduras, global warming, and what he meant when he said recently that the economic crisis was the fault of 'blue-eyed' bankers.
Here are the excerpts aired on the NewsHour on Thursday.