Economy - Most Commented
Oct 6, 2009
The new GI Bill gives vets money for tuition, housing and books. But paying for GIs' educations is nothing new. Stephen Smith of American Radioworks explores how the first GI Bill's push to education helped shape the U.S. economy.
Oct 22, 2008
Taxpayers are bailing out huge Wall Street banks because their collapse would spell doom for the financial system. But commentator Robert Reich thinks it's odd to also allow those companies to consolidate and get even bigger.
Sep 29, 2008
The Dow fell a dramatic 777 points today -- the worst plunge in two decades -- on news that the House rejected the $700 billion bailout plan. Kai Ryssdal asks two members of Congress to help make sense of it all.
Sep 28, 2012
You've heard warnings about the economic disaster that could happen if Congress fails to avoid a fiscal cliff. But what is the fiscal cliff anyway? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch enlists the support of his friends Thelma and Louise in this three-minute explanation.
Jun 28, 2012
Georgia congressman Phil Gingrey discusses Republican strategy in response to the Supreme Court's upholding of the Affordable Care Act.
Mar 7, 2012
Believe it or not, there's nearly no relationship between the U.S. president and the economy, no matter who it is.
Dec 14, 2011
The SEC says they should have a rule out mandating the disclosure of the ratio of CEO to average worker pay by the end of this year. It could shed more light on the widening income gap in the U.S.
Oct 27, 2011
A restaurant owner worries his Latino workers will leave Alabama because of a tough immigration law. But after talking to the media, he also worries about losing customers.
Oct 5, 2011
The recovery doesn't feel like one. So how do we create economic growth?
Jul 15, 2011
Congressman Jim Cooper, a Democrat from Tennessee, urged his fellow lawmakers earlier this week to stop misbehaving and posturing for voters. He says that people need to remember to put their country first.