Street Grid Economics

More than we realize, our economic behavior in a city is shaped by the urban planning that created the shape, the length and the width of the streets.…

The Accuracy of the Mashed Potato Index

Mashed Potatoes could be a good way to decide the direction of consumer spending. Where are we going? To consumer spending indices. The Mashed Potato Index (MPI) A pound container of mashed potatoes w…

A Happy Manufacturing Story

“Second-equals-last” is the message on Joe Max Higgins’s license plate. Called a “mega developer,” Higgins was hired to attract business to Mississippi’s Golden Tri…

The Newest NASA Challenge

By crowdsourcing innovation through a contest, NASA hopes to solve a poop problem with financial incentives that have dependably spurred invention.…

Blaming the Baby Boomers

Wondering why the economy is sluggish, you can blame the baby boomers for less employment growth, smaller families and longer lives.…

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