Making Sen$e

Sounding an alarm on economic dysfunction by practicing sustainable living

Jan. 15, 2014

Economics correspondent Paul Solman profiles Chris Martenson, a former science professional who gave up his large home and high-status job for life in rural Massachusetts. From there he began expressing his deep dissatisfaction with the way the U.S. economy works and garnered a growing following on his website, Peak Prosperity.

What's the State of Economic Inequality in America?

Dec. 27, 2013

With emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed expiring Saturday, what does economic inequality look like in America and how is it tied to unemployment and mobility?