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…

Tonight’s NewsHour features a piece called “The Paradox of Thrift.” The phrase refers to the potential downsides of squirreling money away, especially if all of us do it at once. While saving is often a good thing – and something…

A story about clawbacks slated to run on the NewsHour tonight features a protest disrupting a speech by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Yesterday, the protesters struck again during a session with Larry Summers,…

Question: What scenarios are associated with the G20 conference for the U.S. and global economy? Paul Solman: We want the rest of the world to spend more money stimulating their economies. Except for China, most countries seem to be…

Question: My high school daughter asked me a question I can’t answer. Can the Dow fall to zero or into negative numbers? Paul Solman: Ah, at last. A question I can definitively answer: ABSOLUTELY…

Question: Is the Federal Reserve “federal” as the name implies, or is it as “federal as Federal Express,” meaning a private, for-profit corporation? I’ve heard it both ways and would like the answer clarified by a hard-hitting reporter whose willing…

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