Paul's Recent Stories
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.
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.