Paul's Recent Stories
Making Sen$e Aug 10Stopping Superbugs
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Economy Aug 04How Uber drivers game the app and force surge pricing
A new economics paper says Uber’s drivers are in revolt.
Economy Aug 03Why so many companies have stopped trying to create new antibiotics
Dr. John Rex discusses the growing concerns around antibacterial resistance and why so many companies have stopped trying to create new drugs.
Economy Jul 27Why seasonal businesses depend on foreign workers
Cape Cod businesses are struggling with a dearth of workers this summer after Congress restricted the number of H-2B visas -- temporary work visas that grant employers permission to supplement their American workforce with a limited number of international workers.
Economy Jul 20How do we invest in the future of humanity? Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom explains
Economics correspondent Paul Solman recently traveled to Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute. And yes, there is an institute that studies only that -- the future of the human race.
Economy Jul 07What can you actually learn from the monthly unemployment number?
The U.S. unemployment rate crawled up to 4.4 percent in June. NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman looks at what that means for the economy.
Economy Jun 29The hottest chart in economics, and what it means
The "elephant chart" explains the rise of populism in the developed world and so much more.
Economy Jun 15How Jared Kushner and others gerrymander to sell visas to foreigners — at a steep discount
Trump Bay Street is a model of luxury as well as a model of a loophole U.S. developers use in a controversial citizenship-for-cash program.
Economy Jun 02Analysis: Today’s unemployment number fools us and President Trump, but for different reasons
A quick look at today’s headline unemployment number, and you’d think the U.S. job market was killing it with the official unemployment rate down again to 4.3 percent from 4.4 percent last month. And yet, the economy only grew by…
Economy Jun 01Is the ‘creative class’ saving our cities, or making them impossible to live in?
The clustering of the "creative class" -- professionals in the arts, in the media, in tech -- has brought growth and innovation to cities, but has also led to "the new urban crisis," author Richard Florida tells the NewsHour's Paul…