Making Sen$e

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Paul Solman: The newest edition of Making Sen$e, our site devoted to demystifying economics, is now up. As cutting-edge cyberspace cadets, we’re calling it “Making Sense 3.0,” but it really could be termed Making Sen$e of the Fed, as…

Attention all teachers, viewers, readers, skimmers, and occasional passersby: The second edition of our Economics-for-Everyone Web site, Making Sen$e, is now up and running. Please visit and please, please respond with suggestions as to what you’d like to…

Question: You recently did a piece on savings, and it made me wonder. Every month, I shunt some money automatically into mutual funds (nothing to do with an official retirement account). The portion that is in a money market…

Question: What would happen if the government let Citibank and Bank of America, et al., just fail? Paul Solman: The possibilities are various, intriguing, and terrifying. Let’s say Citi goes under. The government has to honor all of the company’s…

Question/Comment: Paul, I am wondering about the new restrictions that are being forced on the car manufacturers for bio-fuel/electric/ethanol cars. Why isn’t there any mention about the cost of producing the electricity for the car batteries and ethanol? In the…

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