“Freedom Riders,” a documentary that will air Monday on PBS’ American Experience, revisits a group of young men and women who boarded commercial buses headed for the Deep South during the civil rights movement. Judy Woodruff discusses the risks and rewards with Rep. John Lewis and a young man who participated in a reenactment. Continue reading
Name: Will G. Knox Question: Safety of TIPs? Paul Solman: The shortest question ever received on the Business Desk demands a rather more discursive answer. As longtime readers of this page may recall, my own family’s retirement fund is heavily … Continue reading
Slate, the online magazine, has a fascinating explainer of an oft-asked question: can individuals help pay down the debt and if so, how?
We reported last week on the fear and trembling of bond vigilantism, real or imagined — that the bond market would punish the country for profligacy by raising the interest it demanded to lend us money, thus making everything from … Continue reading
Call me a contrarian — or just your garden-variety journalist/skeptic — but when I read the much-ballyhooed Standard & Poor’s announcement yesterday, I shook my shiny head. “Because the U.S. has, relative to its AAA peers, what we consider to … Continue reading