By Diane Lincoln Estes Well, no. Investment assumptions themselves don’t worsen the crisis but as we explain in our story on Rhode Island on Wednesday’s broadcast, decisions about pension fund investment assumptions can mean higher taxes, lower pensions and bitter … Continue reading
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Guangdong province in southern China on the clash between the populous nation’s economic ambitions and worsening pollution problem. Continue reading
EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Solman and Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation recently traveled to two counties in Ohio – Crawford and Delaware. Thirty years ago they had similar average incomes but today, they’ve grown apart. The town of Galion in Crawford … Continue reading
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
EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Solman is traveling today but we here at Making Sen$e wanted to share a list of reports we’ve been following on the financial impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Though it’s too soon to say … Continue reading
Name: Jean Maier Question: Hello Mr. Solman, I enjoy your economic reports on the NewsHour often. I imagine that you will be attending the AEA meeting this January. I’ll have to say that I question a lot of what I … Continue reading
Filmmaker Chris Paine achieved notoriety with his 2006 documentary, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Now he’s back — with a more sanguine sequel, “The Revenge of the Electric Car.” Producing two stories about the electric car myself, the second of … Continue reading
Today’s post introduces the fourth of country singer Merle Hazard’s Euro-shanties, this one taking off on the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th. Teutonic C&W. Merle (if not Beethoven) will do anything to educationally amuse. So will we.
The first of this week’s series of posts from the ever-melodic, ever-economic Merle Hazard debuts today: a ditty on the plight of Spain.