Making Sen$e

  • December 9, 2011  

    How do feelings about ideology and economic inequality affect a person’s happiness? As part of his reporting of Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the connection and asks some liberals at Occupy DC and conservatives at the American Enterprise Institute to grade their own happiness. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2011    

    A security guard patrols outside the headquarters of the Bank of China in the Xidan shopping area of Beijing. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here … Continue reading

  • December 8, 2011    

    A security guard patrols outside the headquarters of the Bank of China in the Xidan shopping area of Beijing. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news … Continue reading

  • December 6, 2011    

    Getting back to his roots, Standup Economist Yoram Bauman begins his latest dispatch from Beijing by testing just how far you can apply the First Amendment in modern-day China. He’s humored audiences twice in China thus far: one, an English-speaking, … Continue reading

  • December 6, 2011    

    Getting back to his roots, Standup Economist Yoram Bauman begins his latest dispatch from Beijing by testing just how far you can apply the First Amendment in modern-day China. He’s humored audiences twice in China thus far: one, an English-speaking, … Continue reading

  • December 2, 2011    

    Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images. Editor’s note, 11:22 am EST: all figures have been checked and confirmed against the now-available BLS data. It seems we aren’t the only ones hanging on every number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics this … Continue reading

  • December 2, 2011    

    Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images. Editor’s note, 11:22 am EST: all figures have been checked and confirmed against the now-available BLS data. It seems we aren’t the only ones hanging on every number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics this … Continue reading

  • December 2, 2011  

    Republicans have been saying that businesses aren’t hiring because of uncertainty about regulation, the cost of health insurance and the cost of borrowing money. As part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman traveled to Tennessee to see if companies are creating more paying jobs in the Volunteer State. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2011    

    Peter Steiner is the New Yorker cartoonist best known for his 1993 cartoon of two dogs looking at a computer monitor as one says to the other: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” He sent us an economics … Continue reading

  • December 1, 2011    

    Peter Steiner is the New Yorker cartoonist best known for his 1993 cartoon of two dogs looking at a computer monitor as one says to the other: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” He sent us an economics … Continue reading