Making Sen$e

  • March 19, 2012    

    People are reflected in glass as they walk past Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City. Photo by Mario Tama via Getty Images. In last week’s New York Times, a Goldman Sachs “executive director” named Greg Smith wrote what just … Continue reading

  • March 16, 2012    

    Image by Marceltheshell via Wikimedia Commons. Watch the full piece: Author Charles Murray on Bubbles, Marriage and ‘Coming Apart’ We saw a lot of responses in comments, on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit to the quiz “Do You Live in a … Continue reading

  • March 16, 2012    

    Image by Marceltheshell via Wikimedia Commons. Watch the full discussion: Author Charles Murray on Bubbles, Marriage and ‘Coming Apart’ We saw a lot of responses in comments, on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit to the quiz “Do You Live in a … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2012    

    Photo by Getty Images. By Elizabeth Shell In the scathing “I quit” letter heard round the world, Greg Smith wrote in the New York Times that after 12 years he was fed up with Goldman Sachs’ practices. “I attend derivatives … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2012    

    Photo by Getty Images. In the scathing “I quit” letter heard round the world, Greg Smith wrote in the New York Times that after 12 years he was fed up with Goldman Sachs’ practices. “I attend derivatives sales meetings where … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2012    

    Photo by Getty Images. By Elizabeth Shell Photo by Getty Images. Returning to the nest with mom and dad after college and even into the thirties is becoming increasingly more common, but also less stigmatized. Young adults who live with … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2012    

    Photo by Getty Images. Returning to the nest with mom and dad after college and even into the thirties is becoming increasingly more common, but also less stigmatized. Young adults who live with their folks are cheerful, upbeat even, about … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2012  

    Part of his series on Making $ense of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke with author Robert Harris whose fictional take on Wall Street, “The Fear Index,” stresses the dangers of algorithm-driven, high-frequency trading. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012    

    Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book “Coming Apart” at a local diner near Murray’s hometown of Burkittsville, Md. By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to include the ‘share your score’ … Continue reading

  • In some countries, remittances from the U.S. exceed the amount of U.S. foreign aid. Photo by Wikimedia user Moritz Wickendorf
    March 14, 2012    

    Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book “Coming Apart” at a local diner near Murray’s hometown of Burkittsville, Md. Note: A newly updated Bubble Quiz can be found here. White America is coming apart at the seams. That’s … Continue reading