EDITOR’S NOTE: Last month, we featured a week-long series of songs by our country crooning friend Merle Hazard about the Euro-debt crisis: Spain, Ireland, Italy and Germany, and an encore of the infamous Greek Debt song. We invited you to … Continue reading
Name: Jean Maier Question: Hello Mr. Solman, I enjoy your economic reports on the NewsHour often. I imagine that you will be attending the AEA meeting this January. I’ll have to say that I question a lot of what I … Continue reading
Name: Roland Weiser Question: I would appreciate the name of the site where you can obtain today’s value for currency in the past. I’m writing a family memoir: my father worked in Cairo, Egypt as a pharmacist in 1906 and … Continue reading
Name: Kimberly Foster Question: I am scared. My impression of our country’s economic situation now is that we are bumping along the bottom of the ocean. Neither my husband nor I have any faith in this economy. What is also … Continue reading
Today’s Tool$ We Use features three on the carbon emissions you generate by driving, with a bonus Global Warming video attached for your viewing discomfort. On the broadcast Monday: a story about electric cars, with a focus on GM’s Chevy … Continue reading
Filmmaker Chris Paine achieved notoriety with his 2006 documentary, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Now he’s back — with a more sanguine sequel, “The Revenge of the Electric Car.” Producing two stories about the electric car myself, the second of … Continue reading
As a preview to our Tool$ Tuesday feature (spoiler alert: we’ll be looking at your car’s carbon emissions), here’s a truly surprising “review” of the Chevy Volt, the electric darling of the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month and the … Continue reading
Today’s post introduces the fourth of country singer Merle Hazard’s Euro-shanties, this one taking off on the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th. Teutonic C&W. Merle (if not Beethoven) will do anything to educationally amuse. So will we.