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.
What a relief: a SOTU address without the traditional partisan whack-a-mole standing ovations. “Date night’s” civility – or, if you prefer, lack of passion – had the virtue of keeping Democrats and Republicans mostly in their seats. (Sitting cheek by … Continue reading
By “hits,” I mean Merle Hazard’s Golden Newbie Euro-crisis Euro-tunes, as well as the Internet views that they’ve been garnering. Monday’s post: The Pain in Spain Falls Plainly from Merle’s Brain. Yesterday’s: Erin Go Broke. And today, the world debut … Continue reading
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.
Friday’s post consists of a Web chat with the Elvis of economics, the Ferlin Husky of finance, the Charlie McCoy of micro, the Jimmy Dean of the dismal science — star of the country-and-western macrocosm, investment adviser Jon Shayne who … Continue reading
In its heyday, it boasted nearly two million people, the world’s premier automobile industry, the world’s most popular music (Motown), and perhaps the country’s most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit’s population is down 50 percent, as are wages in … Continue reading
Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Wednesday’s query: Name: Sam Question: I immensely enjoy your segments on PBS. I am intrigued by the … Continue reading
The Chinese currency debate has developed a new twist in recent months: Chinese inflation. The argument, made by Columbia University economics professor Geng Xiao in an updated story of ours running on Tuesday’s broadcast, is that the rise in Chinese … Continue reading