Is the Price Right?

Let’s play an economic version of “The Price Is Right.” Is the price right for flood insurance? NY’s Senator Chuck Schumer wants the federal government to continue subsidies fo…

Chinese State-Run Firms

Where would your cell phone, your car, your gasoline, your savings account and the TV station you watch all have one thing in common? China. Called state capitalism, 45% of the Chinese economy is owne…

Slippery Subsidies

By Mira Korber, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna, Yale student, and recent traveler to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Venture down any avenue in Buenos Aires and you will certainly see tremendo…

Solar Panel Problems

We could call it a double pay-off. Subsidized by stimulus spending, Solyndra could create jobs and develop “green” technology. But it did not work out that way. According to the Washington…

The Price of Rice

What would make you switch what you eat every day? The Indonesian government is using an ad campaign to try to get people to change their daily diet. Their slogan is, “One Day No Rice.” Wi…

Happy Rice Farmers

With a typical Egyptian household spending 38.3% of its budget on food in 2008, you can see why soaring food prices could fuel turmoil. But what about the other side? For Senegal farmer and trader, Nd…

Dietary Incentives

Which would you choose? 2000 calories from 10 donuts that would cost you $5? or… 2000 calories from Greek yogurt, organic raspberries, a turkey avocado wrap, Alaskan King Salmon, green beans, a …

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