Each Thursday on the PBS NewsHour, plain-speaking economist Paul Salmon explains difficult issues in his “Making Sen$e” segment. This past week he focused on
My 49-year-old daughter has limited abilities, but has worked since finishing high school and has lived independently all these years. In fact, she just
Donald Trump’s sneers about Latino rapists, criminals, and druggies coming-to-harm-your-property-and-your-kids have real-life consequences. His all-too-familiar ethnic scapegoating intentionally obscures the truth about a community
June 2015 was a remarkable month for President Obama. In particular. the last week of the month was a real “winner” for the president.
In the 19th Century, the Victorian historian Thomas Carlyle coined the phrase “dismal science” for the field of economics. With the help of new
Robert Lafollette, Jr. and Joseph McCarthy. Russ Feingold and Scott Walker. How could one state–Wisconsin–elect politicians with such divergent views? No state east of
If you dig around the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website, you will learn that 20 percent of American families do not have a single person employed and 41 percent of all civilian, working-age Americans are without a job.
The short answer is the Fed has been propping up the stock market. And, high stock prices are not always tethered to traditional methods of stock
With all the talk of raising the minimum wage, there is one state that shouldn’t have any trouble at all doing just that. Why?
Back in 2012, the most famous losing candidate in American wanted to be the junior U.S. Senator from Missouri. Todd Akin became late night