Making Sen$e

  • February 15, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    In our efforts to maximize your utility in this ‘Material World’ via behavioral economics, we’re unilaterally extending Valentine’s Day for 24 hours with a second video tip from Duke’s Dan Ariely, who joined us on Making Sen$e as a regular … Continue reading

  • February 15, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    In our efforts to maximize your utility in this ‘Material World’ via behavioral economics, we’re unilaterally extending Valentine’s Day for 24 hours with a second video tip from Duke’s Dan Ariely, who joined us on Making Sen$e as a regular … Continue reading

  • February 14, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Our friend Dan Ariely, of behavioral psychology and economics fame, returns to Making Sen$e as a regular presence, starting today. The book that made him famous is called “Predictably Irrational,” but we think of Dan as ‘positively rational.’ That’s because … Continue reading

  • February 14, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Our friend Dan Ariely, of behavioral psychology and economics fame, returns to Making Sen$e as a regular presence, starting today. The book that made him famous is called “Predictably Irrational,” but we think of Dan as ‘positively rational.’ That’s because … Continue reading

  • February 11, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today, we inaugurate a new feature here on Making Sen$e: How-to Economics: Living in a Material World. And to explain the good works we’re up to, I talked to Duke’s Dan Ariely, who’ll be one of our prime contributors.

  • February 11, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today, we inaugurate a new feature here on Making Sen$e: How-to Economics: Living in a Material World. And to explain the good works we’re up to, I talked to Duke’s Dan Ariely, who’ll be one of our prime contributors.

  • February 10, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    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 Thursday’s query: Paul Solman: The last post began to answer Jane Maier’s epic email by discussing “heterodoxy” … Continue reading

  • February 10, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman: The last post began to answer Jane Maier’s epic email by discussing “heterodoxy” in economics. Today’s takes up her second issue: “degrowth.” Following her point about the disinclination of economics to invite alternative views, Ms. Maier wrote: “… … Continue reading

  • February 9, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    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: Jean Maier Question: Hello Mr. Solman, I enjoy your economic reports on the NewsHour … Continue reading

  • February 9, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    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