Making Sen$e

  • October 17, 2011    

    Flickr Creative Commons photo courtesy Images_of_Money Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and readers on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Karen Lepere Question: OK, no millions in $20s under the … Continue reading

  • October 17, 2011    

    Flickr Creative Commons photo courtesy Images_of_Money Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and readers on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Karen Lepere Question: OK, no millions in $20s under the mattress. … Continue reading

  • October 14, 2011    

    In this latest dispatch from China, stand-up economist Yoram Bauman explores the possibility of a Beijing housing bubble. We first reported on this threat in our “China on the Rise” series back in 2005, when MIT economist and FOM$* Yasheng … Continue reading

  • October 14, 2011    

    In this latest dispatch from China, stand-up economist Yoram Bauman explores the possibility of a Beijing housing bubble. We first reported on this threat in our “China on the Rise” series back in 2005, when MIT economist and FOM$* Yasheng … Continue reading

  • October 13, 2011    

    Photo by flickr user CaptPiper. The 40-nation Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has just released the published version of its study of well-being, reported on Making Sen$e some months ago. We thought the OECD’s summary of the highlights would … Continue reading

  • October 13, 2011    

    Photo by flickr user CaptPiper. The 40-nation Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has just released the published version of its study of well-being, reported on Making Sen$e some months ago. We thought the OECD’s summary of the highlights would … Continue reading

  • October 13, 2011  

    The economical and social effects of Alabama’s new immigration law are starting to show. Judy Woodruff discusses the impact with Grow Alabama’s Jerry Spencer, State Rep. Mike Ball, R-Huntsville, and the Rosa Toussaint-Ortiz of the Hispanic-Latino Advisory Committee. Continue reading

  • October 12, 2011    

    Editor’s Note: On Wednesday’s program we examine Georgia Works, a state program that’s been touted for helping unemployed residents get back to work by pairing job seekers with employers who are willing to promise on-the-job training. The trainees are not … Continue reading

  • October 12, 2011    

    Editor’s Note: On Wednesday’s program we examine Georgia Works, a state program that’s been touted for helping unemployed residents get back to work by pairing job seekers with employers who are willing to promise on-the-job training. The trainees are not … Continue reading

  • October 12, 2011  

    One provision of President Obama’s jobs bill that has some bipartisan support is modeled after a program in Georgia that allows employers to try out workers for eight weeks on a volunteer basis while the person receives unemployment benefits and training. Paul Solman explores Georgia Works’ pros and cons, plus its scalability. Continue reading