EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Solman and Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation recently traveled to Ohio’s Crawford and Delaware counties to examine economic inequality. In a preview of the upcoming story, which is slated to air on Tuesday’s broadcast, we’re cross-posting a … Continue reading
As you’ve probably heard by now either on our program or elsewhere, the administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP for short) has been a disappointment — to put it generously. The program, announced back in February 2009, aimed to help … Continue reading
With all the strife over public sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood today by sharing some recent political cartoons.
The unemployment numbers for February are in and though economist Peter Morici says ” Don’t Break Out the Champagne Just Yet,” the data are encouraging. There are two separate surveys, remember – of “establishments” (places that employ folks) and “households” … Continue reading
EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul has spent the past few days responding to some of the many questions and comments we received regarding last week’s broadcast story, “In Tiny Rhode Island, a Massive Public Pension Crisis Looms” and the Making Sen$e web … Continue reading
Pro-government militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi continued to battle Libyan rebels as more refugees fled to borders with Tunisia and Egypt, sparking fears of a humanitarian crisis. Alex Thomson and Bill Neely of Independent Television News report on the latest developments in Libya and neighboring nations. Continue reading
EDITOR’S NOTE: We received a number of responses from viewers like you regarding last week’s broadcast story, “In Tiny Rhode Island, a Massive Public Pension Crisis Looms” and the Making Sen$e web piece, “Paying For Public Pensions.” So, over the … Continue reading