Apr 28

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Editor’s note: On Wednesday’s NewsHour, Paul revisits a Missouri manufacturer that in this era of “too big to fail” has proven small enough to succeed. Part of the secret to its success? Prizing employees’ innovation alongside their efficiency. In this…

On Thursday’s NewsHour, Paul Solman spoke to Dan Pink, author of a new book “Drive,” about what motivates behavior and innovation in the modern workplace. PAUL SOLMAN: Executive pay and Wall Street bonuses,… might not enhance,…

Apr 16

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A Trip Down RAM Memory Lane

Editor’s note: On Thursday’s NewsHour, Paul Solman spoke to Dan Pink, author of a new book Drive, about what motivates behavior and innovation in the modern workplace. PAUL…

Feb 05

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Two Takes on Unemployment

Paul Solman: Harry Truman may have longed for a one-handed economist, but it’s probably good that he didn’t get one. Economies, like weather systems, are simply too chaotic to make prediction — much less prescription — unambiguous. It should come…

Feb 04

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Economist Karl Case co-developed the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, today the most widely watched source of housing market prices in the U.S. Here, in a PBS NewsHour online exclusive, is his summation of the housing crisis -- in verse form.

Merle Hazard, who calls himself the “first and only country singer to write about mortgage-backed securities, derivatives, and physics,” provides the soundtrack to our segment Wednesday night about whether the Fed’s interest rate policies will drive us toward inflation…

Paul Solman: A few months ago, Harvard economist Richard Freeman took us on a recession walking tour of the Boston area. Among the many hats Freeman wears is working at the National Bureau of Economic Research, which declares…

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