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.
A few months ago, Jon penned a classic-to-be, "Fiscal Cliff," handicapped only in that it contained neither Merle himself nor any moving pictures at all. Back to the drawing board he went. Or rather, back to the drawing board went illustrator Grey Blackwell and animator Matt Emigh. We trust you'll agree that Grey, Matt and Merle have gone the extra mile this time around.
A preview: Monday will feature a brand new post from "Ask Larry," in which our Social Security guru Larry Kotlikoff writes about outliving your savings and what to do if divorced, but have blocked out all the specifics, such as where and when you actually got married.
This entry is cross-posted on the Rundown -- NewsHour's blog of news and insight.