thrift

  • April 30, 2009   BY busadmin 

    You can watch one of Paul’s recent Making $ense pieces, The Paradox of Thrift, below. Here are a few reader reactions and Paul’s responses. Question: I have a question related to your recent segment, Paradox of Thrift: Aren’t the allegedly … Continue reading

  • April 16, 2009   BY busadmin 

    Editor’s Note: On last night’s NewsHour, Paul examined the paradox of thrift. Here’s MIT’s Simon Johnson explaining the phenomenon in the segment: SIMON JOHNSON, MIT Sloan School of Management: Paradox of thrift is the idea that you try — everyone … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2009  

    During the economic downturn, the American savings rate is rising fast, with some unexpected consequences. Paul Solman examines how the economy might suffer when thrifty consumers decide to save their money instead of spending it. Continue reading

  • April 15, 2009   BY busadmin 

    Tonight’s NewsHour features a piece called “The Paradox of Thrift.” The phrase refers to the potential downsides of squirreling money away, especially if all of us do it at once. While saving is often a good thing – and something … Continue reading