Making Sen$e

  • June 7, 2012    

    Church of Our Lady of Incarnation in Spain. Photo by SantiMB via Flickr Creative Commons. In the second part of her dispatch from Spain, former New York Times correspondent and friend of Making Sen$e, Ana Westley describes the privileges of … Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012    

    People take part in a protest in front of a BBVA bank office in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago AFP/Getty Images This week here at Making Sen$e, we’ll be featuring dispatches from Europe’s financial front lines – mainly and plainly, … Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012    

    People take part in a protest in front of a BBVA bank office in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago AFP/Getty Images This week here at Making Sen$e, we’ll be featuring dispatches from Europe’s financial front lines – mainly and plainly, … Continue reading

  • June 5, 2012    

    JPMorgan Chase world headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Tuesday’s query: … Continue reading

  • June 5, 2012    

    JPMorgan Chase World Headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Tuesday’s query: … Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012    

    We first set out to cover the student-debt story last year when we read David Graeber’s book, “Debt: The First 5000 Years” and listened to him speak (online). Graeber was pushing a proposal for mass repudiation of student debt. He … Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012    

    We first set out to cover the student-debt story last year when we read David Graeber’s book, “Debt: The First 5000 Years” and listened to him speak (online). Graeber was pushing a proposal for mass repudiation of student debt. He … Continue reading

  • June 1, 2012    

    Unemployed veterans search for work at a job fair in Utica, N.Y., last month. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Uh — not so good. Not so good at all. That’s the verdict for Friday’s unemployment numbers. Not only did employers … Continue reading

  • May 31, 2012  

    In his second report this week on student lending, economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the challenges that indebted college graduates face and the debate over whether to forgive some or all of their loan burden. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012    

    Vassar College Commencement on May 20 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images. By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell In researching the growing amount of college loan debt that students are taking on as academic sticker prices steadily … Continue reading