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  • April 19, 2013  

    The manhunt for Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came to an end Friday evening in the suburb of Watertown, Mass. Ray Suarez talks to WGBH reporter Phillip Martin, Farah Stockman of the Boston Globe and Bruce Gellerman of WBUR about how police found and captured the suspect, plus a sense of relief across Boston. Continue reading

  • January 14, 2013  

    Aaron Swartz, prodigy co-developer of RSS code and the website Reddit, faced federal charges for distributing articles from a subscription-based database. Swartz committed suicide at the age of 26. Margaret Warner talks to Wired magazine’s Kevin Poulsen about Swartz’s advocacy to make data available to the public online. Continue reading

  • January 8, 2013  

    As tuition costs continue to rise, it seems counterintuitive that professors at top universities would give away their courses for free. But that’s exactly what they’re doing, on web-based platforms known as "Massive Open Online Courses." Spencer Michels reports on how a boom in online learning could change higher education. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011    

    With the eurozone in such obvious economic turmoil, we turn to former chief IMF economist and longtime friend and favorite of Making Sen$e, Simon Johnson (Peterson Institute, MIT). We asked him a series of pressing questions: Paul Solman: Is the … Continue reading

  • June 23, 2011    

    Stephen Roach, of Morgan Stanley and now Yale and author of the book “The Next Asia,” has long been among the most astute and independent of economic forecasters. He has also spent much of the past decade in the Far … Continue reading

  • May 20, 2011    

    We recently visited the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for our story on George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen’s ebook, “The Great Stagnation.” Cowen argues that our economy is slowing down because the pace of innovation is … Continue reading

  • May 20, 2011    

    By Diane Lincoln-Estes and Elizabeth Shell We recently visited the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for our story on George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen’s ebook, “The Great Stagnation.” Cowen argues that our economy is slowing down … Continue reading

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    We recently visited the Media Lab at MIT for our story on George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen’s ebook, “The Great Stagnation.” Cowen argues that the pace of innovation is stalling. We went to MIT for the counterargument. Here’s a sampling of some of the Lab’s recent high-tech creations. Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011    

    Today we initiate “Weekonomics,” a Friday roundup of the week’s economics news. No fooling. Simon Johnson starts us off with “lightning round” answers to questions on the banks, Europe, Japan and, because the monthly jobs data came out this morning, … Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011    

    Today we initiate “Weekonomics,” a Friday roundup of the week’s economics news. No fooling. Simon Johnson starts us off with “lightning round” answers to questions on the banks, Europe, Japan and, because the monthly jobs data came out this morning, … Continue reading

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