Making Sen$e

Paul Solman has been business, economics and occasional art correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer since 1985. As a part of The NewsHour, Paul does a 7-10 minute video segment called, Making Sen$e. These Making Sen$e video segments cover current topics in economics and personal finance and are a great way to bring real-world examples in to your classroom.

Below are the ten most recent videos. Clicking on the title will bring you to page with more information about the video as well as discussion questions that you can use with your students.

Ten Most Recent Videos

ve the middle class?ve the middle class?
Date Added: 7/15/2014

In ‘second machine age’ of robots, it’s time for humans to get creativeIn ‘second machine age’ of robots, it’s time for humans to get creative
Date Added: 2/13/2014

Economist warns against overacting to January’s lower-than-expected jobs numbersEconomist warns against overacting to January’s lower-than-expected jobs numbers
Date Added: 2/07/2014

Is academia suffering from ‘adjunctivitis’? Low-paid adjunct professors struggle to make ends meetIs academia suffering from ‘adjunctivitis’? Low-paid adjunct professors struggle to make ends meet
Date Added: 2/06/2014

Sounding an alarm on economic dysfunction by practicing sustainable livingSounding an alarm on economic dysfunction by practicing sustainable living
Date Added: 1/15/2014

Weak job growth, unemployment drop signal Weak job growth, unemployment drop signal 'unwinding' of labor participation
Date Added: 1/10/2014

Tricking the brain with transformative virtual realityTricking the brain with transformative virtual reality
Date Added: 12/18/2013

To taper stimulus efforts? Examining the FedTo taper stimulus efforts? Examining the Fed's role in the economic recovery
Date Added: 12/16/2013

Nobel economist Robert Shiller on how the stock market reflects psychologyNobel economist Robert Shiller on how the stock market reflects psychology
Date Added: 12/11/2013

Rosier-than-expected jobs report doesnRosier-than-expected jobs report doesn't improve outlook for long-term jobless
Date Added: 12/06/2013

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