Paul's Recent Stories
Economy Jan 21How your neighborhood coffee shop is brewing geniuses
Genius, says author Eric Weiner, is not just born, it's created and cultivated, often in cities. And in 1900 Vienna, the coffee shop was imperative to cultivating the creativity necessary for genius.
Economy Jan 13The one line that brought both sides of the aisle to their feet during the State of the Union
It would be good for Democrats if they realized the extent to which this line resonated, and not only in the hall of Congress.
Economy Jan 09Some personal finance advice on winning Powerball (or what would Voltaire do?)
As the Powerball pot creeps past $800 million, Making Sen$e asks, what would Voltaire do?…
Economy Jan 07Money can buy happiness, especially when you invest it in others
Money can buy happiness — that is, as long as you follow five core principals on how to spend it.
Economy Dec 17What do the liberal arts have to do with business? A lot, actually
You don't go to a liberal arts college to become an entrepreneur. Or do you?…
Economy Dec 01How Europe’s insatiable thirst for beaver hats drove trade between the Native Americans and colonists
In 17th century New Plymouth, the pilgrims’ trade with the Natives focused on the three F’s: fur, fish and forests.
Economy Nov 13Meet an education innovator who says knowledge is becoming obsolete
Do children need teachers to learn? Sugata Mitra doesn't think so.
Economy Nov 05What does the future hold for workers in a freelance economy?
More independent contractors put large corporations into a very powerful position.
Economy Oct 29Is carried interest simply a tax break for the ultra rich?
Is it a tax break for the nation's wealthiest or an important driver of economic growth?…
Economy Oct 02Dispiriting job growth in September jobs report
The U.S. economy added a mere 142,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.1 percent.