Nation Jan 22

Will Super Mario save Europe’s bacon?

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday announced an unprecedented plan to purchase 60 billion euros a month in the EU's first stab at quantitative easing. Making Sen$e breaks down how bond purchases work and turns to the Council…

Nation Nov 03

Why Paul Krugman thinks inflation fears are baloney

There's no inflation threat to speak of right now, says Paul Krugman. In fact, deflation poses a bigger danger, he argues. And even if inflation should creep over the Fed's 2 percent target, Krugman is confident the Fed has the…

Economist Milton Ezrati argues that the economic policies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe -- known collectively as "Abenomics" -- aren't doing enough to address the demographic challenges of an aging population. Japan's economy, he believes, needs more innovation to…

Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Friday's query: Name: Doug Shoaf Question: Given the harm that inflation does to the personal finances…

Mar 18

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Name: Doug Shoaf Question: Given the harm that inflation does to the personal finances of almost every individual in the country, and its tendency to encourage spending and discourage saving, why do so many of our public officials and business…

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