By Vikram Mansharamani
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and President Barack Obama wait before a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House July 10, 2011 in Washington, D.C. to negotiate increasing the debt ceiling in order to avoid defaulting…
By Paul Solman
Obama's $86 Million Campaign Haul Leaves GOP Competitors Far Behind…
A new report shows that official Democratic organizations have raised more than Republicans so far this year. But those figures don't reflect money coming from undisclosed and outside sources. Gwen Ifill gets two views on how fundraising could change the…
Robert Frank: Why does the public transport system in London charge significantly more for a tube or bus journey if you buy a paper ticket than it does if you use their Oyster prepaid card? In most cities…
You can watch one of Paul’s recent Making $ense pieces, The Paradox of Thrift, below. Here are a few reader reactions and Paul’s responses. Question: I have a question related to your recent segment, Paradox of Thrift: Aren’t the…
By Business Desk
Question: If the Fed and Treasury have increased the amount of money in circulation by $1.6 trillion in an effort to stave off deflation in the near term, how does the Fed take this money back out of circulation to…
Question: As the Dow continues to fall, I keep wondering where the money is going. Obviously, money is being pulled out of the stock market, even though we all are still buying and using products, and companies are still functioning.
Paul Solman: Several weeks ago, former Fed Chairman and economic boom cheerleader Alan Greenspan said this before Congress: “Those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholders’ equity, myself included, are in a state…
Question/Comment: The ratio between commercial bank money and currency in circulation has been widening for decades. While the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy has protected our economy from runaway inflation, it may have been starving the market for currency. Now that…
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