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Benefit Corporations Aim to Make Profit, Positive Impact

03/01/12
Seven states have passed legislation officially recognizing companies with a conscience. Called benefit corporations, or B Corps, the firms ... tags: b corpsbenefit corporationsconsciencemaking sensePaul SolmanPBS newshourpositive

'Accordion' Families Expand for Boomerang Kids, 'Parasite Singles' to Move Home

02/15/12
In her new book, 'The Accordion Family,' sociologist Katherine Newman examines why more young adults in the world's wealthiest countries ... tags: accordion familyboomerang kidscollegeeconomyjob marketlivingmaking sense

Taxes: How High Is Too High?

01/12/12
Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the question of just how high US tax rates should or shouldn't be and examines the ... tags: economyfinancialHourmaking sensenewsPBS newshourpbsnews

Economics Comedy in Beijing: Part Two

12/28/11
The penultimate post from Our Man in Beijing, standup economist Yoram Bauman. This one chronicles a true test doing jokes in front of a ... tags: beijingbusiness deskchinacomedyeconomicsHourmacroeconomics

Creating Jobs in the Volunteer State: What Are Businesses Doing?

12/03/11
Republicans have been saying that businesses aren\'t hiring because of uncertainty about regulation, the cost of health insurance and the ... tags: companies democrats employers employment financial gop health insurance

Was Charles Darwin the Father of Economics as Well?

11/19/11
What does the work of Charles Darwin have to do with economics As part of his reporting on Making Sene of financial news, Paul Solman talks ... tags: charles darwin common good competition economics evolution Hour liberty

Job-Seeking Vets Confront Stigma of 'Falling Behind' While Deployed

11/12/11
More than 12 percent of the roughly 2 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were jobless last month, compared to 9 percent of the total ... tags: Afghanistan Employment Iraq Making Sense Paul Solman Stigma Veterans

Does US Economic Inequality Have a Good Side?

10/27/11
A new Congressional Budget Office analysis supports the idea that income inequality has grown considerably over the past few decades. As ... tags: budget office congress inequality innovation libertarian making sense Paul Solman

Michael Lewis' 'Boomerang': 'Money Thrown Out in Hope, Coming Back in Anger'

10/22/11
What caused the economic troubles in Iceland, Greece, Ireland, Germany and elsewhere Author Michael Lewis has some controversial theories ... tags: Author Boomerang Financial Crisis Making Sense Michael Lewis Moneyball Paul Solman

The Ballad of Diamond Jim - Annotated

10/19/11
Read more at to.pbs.org Noted bank skeptic and MIT economist Simon Johnson, late of the IMF, explains the story behind the story of Diamond ... tags: banking business country Diamond Jim economics making sense Merle Hazard

Georgia Works Jobs Training Program: a Peach or the Pits?

10/13/11
One provision of President Obama's jobs bill that has some bipartisan support is modeled after a program in Georgia that allows employers ... tags: benefits bipartisan georgia making sense Paul Solman president obama unemployment