Paul Solman, PBS NewsHour's Fabled Economics Correspondent, Talks Economics
Paul Solman just started his 38th year reporting on economics for PBS NewsHour. He covers every economic issue under the sun. Thirty-eight years is beyond belief for any broadcaster. But Paul's just getting going. The secret to Paul's success? Paul has the rare ability to translate esoteric economics into plain, commonsense English. He does so with precision, concision, and skepticism.
But Paul's secret ingredient is humor. His trenchant wit explains why our book, Get What's Yours -- the Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security, which we co-authored with personal finance journalist, Phillip Moeller, became a #1 NY Times Bestseller.
Wait. A book about 2728 Social Security rules becomes a bestseller? Yup. Paul has an amazing gift for captivating people, young, middle age, and old, regardless of the medium.
Paul had an impressive career before joining the NewsHour. It's related in this "brief" bio. It includes a description of Paul's fabulous initiative -- The American Exchange Project. Please check it out and donate! It's Paul's ingenious way to reconnect our country -- an inter-American exchange program in which high school kids from one part of the country live with families in an entirely different part of the country.
Please watch or listen to this fascinating podcast with Paul. It covers his career path, his take on economists and economics, his well-honed sense of what's really moving the economy, and his deep interest in personal finance. He also briefly conveys great news -- American kids, red, blue, and purple, can do something their parents can't -- get along!
Economic Matters - The podcast is hosted by Laurence Kotlikoff and moderated by Alex Kotlikoff.
Laurence Kotlikoff is a Boston University Economist, a NY Times Best Selling Author, President of maxifi.com, and Author of Money Magic.