Paul's Recent Stories
Economy May 24Anger or fear: which is worse?
How does anger affect the way we think? And does it skew our judgment of risk?…
Economy May 18Why aren’t ‘manly’ men taking ‘girly’ jobs?
Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with economist Betsey Stevenson to discuss the growth in female-dominated sectors and how stigma might be holding men back from taking jobs seen as "women's work."…
Economy May 10How does where you live affect your life expectancy?
Life expectancy can very by as much as 20 years depending on what county you live in, a new report finds.
Economy Apr 13What other countries can teach America about taxes
Journalist T.R. Reid's latest project was to find the world’s best income tax systems and report them back to the home of tax revolution: the U.S.
Economy Dec 30Will D.C.’s new paid family leave policy unintentionally encourage discrimination?
DC's new paid family leave is one of the most generous in the nation. But economist Harry Holzer worries the policy could have unintended consequences and hurt the women it's trying to help.
Economy Dec 22The economic case for DC’s family leave policy
The District of Columbia's new family policy will be a boon for not only workers, but for business and the District as a whole, says economist Heather Boushey.
Economy Dec 15How did the pollsters get Trump’s win so wrong? They didn’t, says economist Justin Wolfers
Donald Trump was elected president, but the grand majority of polls, pollsters and prediction markets showed that a Clinton presidency was more likely. How did they get it so wrong?…
Economy Nov 11A historian’s take on Trump’s economic plan for blue-collar, manufacturing jobs
What is President-elect Donald Trump's plan for the economy? Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with economic historian Adam Tooze to discuss.
Economy Nov 03How Donald Trump equated his name with luxury and sold it to the masses
Why do celebrity brands have an emotional impact on consumers?…
Economy Oct 20Why this conservative economist supports a carbon tax in Washington
Washington state's Initiative 732 proposes imposing a tax on carbon emissions. The initiative has gained support from unlikely places.