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  • April 22, 2013  

    Are mature entrepreneurs on the rise? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to older workers who decided to pursue their own business dreams later in life. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    Presidential candidates have loaded recent stump speeches with references to wealth, taxes and “the very poor.” Jeffrey Brown explores the role of poverty this election year with Lawrence Mead of New York University, Angela Glover Blackwell of the advocacy group PolicyLink and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2011  

    How do feelings about ideology and economic inequality affect a person’s happiness? As part of his reporting of Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the connection and asks some liberals at Occupy DC and conservatives at the American Enterprise Institute to grade their own happiness. Continue reading

  • October 26, 2011  

    A new Congressional Budget Office analysis supports the idea that income inequality has grown considerably over the past few decades. As part of his Making Sen$e series on economic inequality, Paul Solman talks to libertarian law professor Richard Epstein, who argues that wealth inequality acts as a driving force for innovation. Continue reading

  • October 19, 2011  

    Rio de Janeiro’s gleaming skyline befits a world economic power, but it is not far from violent, impoverished slums. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one man’s efforts to tackle Brazil’s wealth inequality by providing poor people access to technology. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Update: Thanks for all your questions! We’ll post some of the answers here soon. Editor’s Note: Our story on Tuesday’s program has certainly struck a chord. In the first in a series on economic inequality in the United States (the … Continue reading

  • August 17, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Update: Watch Land of the Free, Home of the Poor and Americans Facing More Inequality, More Debt and Now More Trouble? to see the first two parts of Paul Solman’s ongoing series of reports on U.S. economic inequality. Turns out … Continue reading

  • August 17, 2011  

    Did America’s record-high level of economic inequality in 2007 help cause the financial crisis of 2008? With Americans’ borrowing back on the rise and signs that economic inequality is growing, could there be another financial crisis in the near future? Paul Solman continues his series of reports on U.S. economic inequality. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011  

    Financial gains over the last decade in the United States have been mostly made at the “tippy-top” of the economic food chain as more people fall out of the middle class. The top 20 percent of Americans now holds 84 percent of U.S. wealth, as Paul Solman found out as part of a Making Sen$e series on economic inequality. Continue reading

  • March 24, 2011  

    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of economic news, Paul Solman examines the struggles to close the widening U.S. inequality gap, even as the economy improves. Continue reading

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