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Economy Oct 14Why billionaire Tom Barrack believes Trump can fix inequality
Billionaire Tom Barrack explains why he thinks Trump is the man to address economic inequality and "radical Islam."…
Economy Oct 13Why LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is standing up to Donald Trump
LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is passionately anti-Trump. Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with Hoffman to discuss why he feels so strongly about speaking out against Trump, why he thinks others in Silicon Valley ought to and why he thinks…
Economy Sep 22What’s ‘Pre-Suasion?’ How marketers make us receptive to an ad
The factor that frequently determines whether people are going to make a particular choice is not the factor that counsels wisely or the one that leads to the greatest economic benefit. It’s the one that’s top of the consciousness in…
Economy Sep 01What’s Clinton’s position on trade? She’s ‘standing with us,’ says Sherrod Brown
Economics correspondent Paul Solman traveled to the Keystone suit plant outside of Cleveland, Ohio, to discuss Hillary Clinton's stance on trade with Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown…
Economy Aug 25What is the Trump trade doctrine? His economic adviser explains
"Donald Trump is not a protectionist. If he imposes tariffs on China or any other country that cheats, all he wants to do is defend America against unfair trade practices," says economist Peter Navarro.
Economy Jun 30Column: Why the Fed should print more money, not less
In the current economic environment, central banks certainly should create new money -- not only to shore up the world banking system short-term in a time of tremulous uncertainty, but more importantly, in order to make necessary investments.
Economy Jun 24Brexit: 4 reasons it comes as a shock
First, of course, are the political implications. Second, these are millions upon millions of people who were voting against their pocketbooks. The third shock is more personal: my apparent over-reliance on the prediction markets, and on economists like Justin Wolfers…
Economy Jun 21Can you guess how many Americans have absolutely no savings at all?
Sixty-six million Americans have zero dollars saved for an emergency expense -- zero -- and 28 percent have only six months worth of savings, according to a new report by Bankrate.
Economy Jun 17The case for Britain to stay in the EU
Britain's European Union memebership benefits not only its economy, but its labor standards too.
Economy Jun 16As Brexit vote approaches, why some have no confidence in European Union
"I have no confidence in the basic ability or competence of anybody in the European Parliament," said one Brit in favor of exiting the European Union.