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Jan 26, 2011
Special thanks to LA comedian and Office star Rainn Wilson for pointing us to this amazing video explainer from the BBC via his hilarious Twitt...
Jan 18, 2011
While fears of a double-dip recession have receded in the U.S. for now, there's still some talk about a double-dip recession striking other markets around the world. Paddy Hirsch explains what a double dip is, and what it might look like.
Jan 12, 2011
Tristan Harris of Apture asked me an interesting question yesterday: what makes a good explainer?...
Dec 9, 2010
A Whiteboard watcher wrote in this week, saying she watched the Whiteboard video on the Fed buying bonds (Uncle Ben Goes Shopping), but still wasn...
Dec 7, 2010
I love the way good ideas sometimes seem to just float around, waiting to be pulled down and prototyped. I pitched my "explainer archive" to the...
Nov 16, 2010
What does that mean? What does that mean? What does that mean? QE2 explained. Sort of! Created by: Omid Malekan
Oct 7, 2010
The Federal Reserve is trying to stimulate the economy by buying billions of dollars worth of bonds from banks. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how that's supposed to work.
Oct 6, 2010
So, I've been racking my brain to find a good and simple way to explain the relationship between the Fed and the Treasury. And it turns out I may...
Sep 1, 2010
Here's an email I got earllier this week:...
Aug 6, 2010
With interest rates in the U.S. at historic lows, some economists are worried that Americans involved in the carry trade could drive down the value of the dollar. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how the carry trade works, and why some people are worried about its return to the markets.