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.
Monday's PBS NewsHour will feature our Making Sense story on the aging of academia. The population of professors over 65 has more than doubled since 2000 and many say they have no plans to retire anytime soon, if ever. Paul Solman examines why they're clinging to the job and the logjam that itinerant younger academics -- so-called "road scholars" -- now face.
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