Economy Jul 19

No image
Keynes and Money: A Man Obsessed?

John Maynard Keynes revolutionized economic theory to show that government intervention can stabilize economies. Photo courtesy of Tim Gidal/Picture Post/Getty Images. Paul Solman: It is the anniversary of the fateful Bretton Woods monetary conference that took place in New Hampshire…

Economy Jul 19

No image
Keynes and Money: A Man Obsessed?

By Benn Steil John Maynard Keynes revolutionized economic theory to show that government intervention can stabilize economies. Photo courtesy of Tim Gidal/Picture Post/Getty Images. Paul Solman: It is the anniversary of the fateful Bretton Woods monetary conference that took…

Economy Dec 20

No image
Holiday Shopping: Keynesian and Self-Actualizing Both?

Paul Solman: On Thursday's NewsHour, a cerebral celebration of holiday shopping, courtesy of Rutgers University economic and intellectual historian James Livingston, author of the fascinating pro-consumption book "Against Thrift." Pitted against Livingston as counter-point is an anti-spending video from old…

Economy Sep 06

No image
Keynes or Say? How Do I Vote?

Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on the Making Sen$e page. Here is Thursday's query: Name: Brian Christopher Question: Hi, Paul. Just read your post on Keynes vs. Say's…

May 04

No image

Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Wednesday's query: Name: Hillhopper Question: I just listened to a business executive on TV…

Apr 28

No image

"We've been going back and forth for a century." So began an economics rap between two long-dead English economists, interventionist John Maynard Keynes and governmentophobe Friedrich Hayek that went viral. The rap's dress rehearsal debuted on the NewsHour back in…

"We've been going back and forth for a century." So began an economics rap between two long-dead English economists, interventionist John Maynard Keynes and governmentophobe Friedrich Hayek that went viral. The rap's dress rehearsal debuted on the NewsHour back in…

Latest News