inflation

  • September 19, 2011    

    Watch ‘Tracking Inflation: How Fast Are Prices Rising?’ The email tale below refers to a story of ours on inflation from a while back in which MIT economics professor Roberto Rigobon explained that inflation was on the rise, but that … Continue reading

  • August 19, 2011   BY  

    It started as one woman’s protest against high rent in her neighborhood. Now, tens of thousands of people are protesting the high cost of living in Israel. Continue reading

  • June 9, 2011    

    Recently, we caught up with economist Robert Shiller outside the admissions office at Yale University, where he’s taught economics since 1982. He suggested we waylay a Yale campus tour — guide and group — to get their take on inflation. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2011    

    A complaint lodged with the PBS Ombudsman that was passed along after Friday’s broadcast and seemed worth answering in a public forum. “I do not understand why Paul Solman did not challenge Roberto Rigobon when he said rising prices were … Continue reading

  • May 16, 2011    

    A complaint lodged with the PBS Ombudsman was passed along after Friday’s broadcast and seemed worth answering in a public forum. “I do not understand why Paul Solman did not challenge Roberto Rigobon when he said rising prices were due … Continue reading

  • May 13, 2011    

    John Williams is an economic extremist. He thinks a collapse of the U.S. dollar and hyperinflation are just around the corner and that gold is therefore the best bet around. He thinks the government manipulates the economic data to make … Continue reading

  • May 13, 2011    

    John Williams is an economic extremist. He thinks a collapse of the U.S. dollar and hyperinflation are just around the corner and that gold is therefore the best bet around. He thinks the government manipulates the economic data to make … Continue reading

  • May 13, 2011  

    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sense of financial news, Paul Solman reports on the growing rate of inflation and how Americans are dealing with the extra costs. According to the government’s latest figures, prices made the biggest jump in any 12-month period since October 2008. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2011    

    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    

    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