Question: What are mark-to-market rules? And should they be changed? Paul Solman: When it comes to the current crisis, this is the question (or one major question): To “mark to market” or not to “mark to market”? Consider a…

Editor’s Note: On Friday’s NewsHour, we aired another in our series of reports on making sense of the recession. The segment is about the “upside of the downturn,” which looks at the silver lining of the economic slump. Paul Solman:…

Question/Comment: What is free trade? I know the simple answer, no tariffs. But if a government subsidizes the production of a product or provides subsidies to farmers isn’t this interfering with the intent of the process? Paul Solman: Free trade…

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