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Benefit Corporations Aim to Make Profit, Positive Impact

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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'

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

Read more at 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?

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