Paul Solman

  • January 12, 2017  

    What is President Obama’s economic legacy? Did his efforts to turn the country around after the 2008 financial crisis constitute a robust recovery, or too little, too late? Economics correspondent Paul Solman assembled a panel of economic experts to discuss employment across racial groups, the types of jobs created and the obstacles the president faced in enacting his economic agenda. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2016  

    From the early days of his campaign, one of Donald Trump’s rallying cries was to “beware of Wall Street.” But the president-elect’s Cabinet picks of Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross are stalwarts of the financial establishment. Special correspondent Paul Solman speaks with banker-turned-journalist William Cohan about the relevance of their backgrounds and if the president-elect cheats at golf. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2016  

    In recent decades, American productivity growth has slowed. Yale University’s Jacob Hacker has a possible explanation: the country’s outdated and deteriorating infrastructure. Hacker, co-author of “American Amnesia,” argues the U.S. has forgotten the role government plays in engineering prosperity, and that public investment got us where we are today. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2016  

    Can you imagine life before restaurants? Or brunch? Or convenient roadside dining? In his new book, “Ten Restaurants That Changed America,” historian Paul Freedman chronicles the pioneering establishments that changed American food. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a tour with Freedman.
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  • October 14, 2016  

    Billionaire Tom Barrack, who made his fortune as a real estate investor, is a long-standing business associate and friend of Donald Trump, and now he’s also an economic adviser and fundraiser to the Trump campaign. Economics correspondent Paul Solman sits down with Barrack to discuss why he sees the Republican presidential candidate as the right person to revive the economy. Continue reading

  • August 25, 2016  

    This year’s presidential election has emphasized the trio of trade, globalization and jobs. For the next three weeks, Making Sen$e’s Paul Solman will dive into the candidates’ perspectives on these issues. He starts with Donald Trump, whose trade rhetoric tends to focus on China. We speak with one of his economic advisers about “unfair trade practices” and China’s influence on the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • July 7, 2016  

    The pound and European markets took big hits when the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Mervyn King, the former head of the Bank of England and the author of “The End of Alchemy,” who offers a longer view — and a less alarmed one — about what Brexit means for global banking and financial stability. Continue reading

  • June 17, 2016  

    With a British referendum looming over whether to leave the European Union, many in favor of staying cite cultural and altruistic reasons. But according to some, including Prime Minister David Cameron, Brexit would also have severe economic consequences, including massive trade revenue losses and brain drain driven by shifting job markets. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

  • June 9, 2016  

    In the past, violence was the quickest route to establishing dominance. But today, people gain influence by advancing the welfare of others, according to Dacher Keltner. The more power people derive from helping others, however, the more likely they are to prioritize selfishness over altruism — leading to what Keltner calls a ‘power paradox.’ Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
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  • April 14, 2016  

    At first glance, fiscal planning can seem more complex and time-consuming than it’s worth. But according to Professor Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago, you can fit all the financial advice you’ll ever really need on a single index card. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at Pollack’s ten easy tips for simple and sensible money management. Continue reading

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