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

Women’s fund seeks share of prosperity for female-focused firmsWomen’s fund seeks share of prosperity for female-focused firms
Date Added: 8/05/2014

Top-down or middle-out? Debating the key to economic growthTop-down or middle-out? Debating the key to economic growth
Date Added: 7/28/2014

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

What’s driving the good jobs news for the month of June?What’s driving the good jobs news for the month of June?
Date Added: 7/03/2014

Year Up raises employment odds for young adults by teaching job-ready skillsYear Up raises employment odds for young adults by teaching job-ready skills
Date Added: 6/23/2014

Budding recreational pot industry sparks innovation and investmentBudding recreational pot industry sparks innovation and investment
Date Added: 6/16/2014

Low-wage jobs drive gains in U.S. employmentLow-wage jobs drive gains in U.S. employment
Date Added: 6/04/2014

What quality of life can workers earning nation’s highest minimum wage afford?What quality of life can workers earning nation’s highest minimum wage afford?
Date Added: 5/22/2014

Why do the rich get richer? French economist Piketty takes on inequality in ‘Capital’Why do the rich get richer? French economist Piketty takes on inequality in ‘Capital’
Date Added: 5/12/2014

Hefty child care costs present catch-22 for working parentsHefty child care costs present catch-22 for working parents
Date Added: 5/08/2014

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