• Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama (R) attend the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague March 24, 2014.    REUTERS/Yves Herman
    August 21, 2014   BY Milton Ezrati 

    Economist Milton Ezrati argues that the economic policies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — known collectively as “Abenomics” — aren’t doing enough to address the demographic challenges of an aging population. Japan’s economy, he believes, needs more innovation to break away from a failed economic model. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Friday’s query: Name: Doug Shoaf Question: Given the harm that inflation does to the personal finances of almost every … Continue reading

  • March 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Doug Shoaf Question: Given the harm that inflation does to the personal finances of almost every individual in the country, and its tendency to encourage spending and discourage saving, why do so many of our public officials and business … Continue reading

  • January 27, 2010  

    In the latest installment in his series of reports making sense of financial news, Paul Solman explains how interest rates are set, with a little help from economic country musician Merle Hazard. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2009   BY Admin 

    Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes his Business Desk blog inside classrooms across the United States to respond to high school students’ most pressing questions about Wall Street, the recession and unemployment. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2009   BY busadmin 

    Paul Solman: There’s more to add to our earlier correction to Friday’s segment: We have heard from Social Security and it is indeed the case that benefits do NOT go DOWN, as I reported Friday, even if inflation does. The … Continue reading

  • August 21, 2009  

    With the economy showing hints of a recovery, the threat of inflation is testing policy makers at the Federal Reserve as they work to determine how quickly to unwind emergency moves taken during the height of the financial crisis. Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

  • April 15, 2009   BY busadmin 

    Editor’s Note: The government reported Wednesday that consumer prices fell in March, indicating a weakened demand for goods and services. But while this price drop raises the specter of deflation, many economists contend that the real risk to the economy … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2009   BY Admin 

    Consumer prices fell in March, the government reported Wednesday, indicating that weakened demand for goods and services during the economic downturn has kept a damper on energy and food costs. Continue reading

  • April 7, 2009   BY busadmin 

    Question: Why is deflation so bad? I have certainly benefited from the drop in gas prices, so I wonder what is wrong with things becoming cheaper in general? And wouldn’t that make up for previous inflation? Paul Solman: Another good … Continue reading

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