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 Wednesday's NewsHour, Paul revisits a Missouri manufacturer that in this era of "too big to fail" has proven small enough to succeed. Part of the secret to its success? Prizing employees' innovation alongside their efficiency. In this Web exclusive video, Jack Stack, the founder of Springfield Remanufacturing, tells Paul how he came to believe in management that prizes the talents of employees.