Making Sen$e

  • November 17, 2011    

    Just a quick note on a story we’re working on about the link between one’s political beliefs, attitudes towards inequality, and personal happiness. Studies by the Pew Research Center and the General Social Survey, among others, have shown that on … Continue reading

  • November 16, 2011    

    Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users here on his Making Sen$e page. Wednesday’s query is answered first by Paul, and further down by Yoram Bauman, our frequent economist contributor from China: Name: Rob Griffith Question: … Continue reading

  • November 16, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Wednesday’s query is answered first by Paul, and further down by Yoram Bauman, our frequent economist contributor from China: Name: … Continue reading

  • November 15, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: Eriks Blaschka Question: My smart colleague told me that he would be happy to “never” … Continue reading

  • November 15, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: Eriks Blaschka Question: My smart colleague told me that he would be happy to “never” pay … Continue reading

  • November 14, 2011    

    By Elizabeth Shell. Video: Sheila Bair and Paul Solman talk about how simple math and financial education, like the savings lessons in her children’s book ‘Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock,’ might have helped avert the financial crash. Sheila Bair, … Continue reading

  • November 14, 2011    

    Video: Sheila Bair and Paul Solman talk about how simple math and financial education, like the savings lessons in her children’s book ‘Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock,’ might have helped avert the financial crash. Sheila Bair, known for her … Continue reading

  • November 11, 2011    

    A homeless U.S. military veteran stands in line for free winter clothing at a ‘Stand Down’ event hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Organizers say the homeless veteran population has surged in recent years along with the high unemployment … Continue reading

  • November 11, 2011    

    A homeless U.S. military veteran stands in line for free winter clothing at a ‘Stand Down’ event hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Organizers say the homeless veteran population has surged in recent years along with the high unemployment … Continue reading

  • November 11, 2011  

    More than 12 percent of the roughly 2 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were jobless last month, compared to 9 percent of the total population. As part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman looks at the problems many service members face in finding a job back home. Continue reading