Elaine Schwartz
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Elaine Schwartz has spent her career sharing the interesting side of economics. At the Kent Place School in Summit, NJ, she has been honored through an Endowed Chair in Economics and the History Department chairmanship. At the same time, she developed curricula and wrote several books including Understanding Our Economy (originally published by Addison Wesley as Economics Our American Economy) and Econ 101 ½  (Avon Books/Harper Collins). Elaine has also written in the Encyclopedia of New Jersey (Rutgers University Press) and was a featured teacher in the Annenberg/CPB video project “The Economics Classroom.” Beyond the classroom, she has presented Econ 101 ½ talks and led workshops for the Foundation for Teaching Economics, the National Council on Economic Education and for the Concord Coalition.

Why Congestion Pricing Is a Problem

New York City sound ready to proceed with a congestions pricing plan that resembles the system London wants to change.

What a Monkey Knows About Risk

When researchers observed risk taking behavior among Chinese children with different cultural norms, they perceived a pay gap parallel.

When a Starbucks Custom Drink Is Excessive

While Starbucks makes itself unique by offering to create a custom beverage, excessive orders could provide less extra pleasure.

What Makes a Dressing French?

Designed to protect us from food fraud and maintain quality, the FDA’s resistance to deregulating French Dressing has finally ended.

How to Win a Baguette War

The pride of the French, a boulangerie baked baguette has been threatened by rock bottom supermarket baguette prices.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Amazon Prime to Sin Taxes

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from walking dogs to bacon prices and sin taxes.

January 2022 Friday’s e-links: Enjoying Encanto

Our January 2022 e-links continue with my recommendation for an injection of pleasure through the new Disney animated film, Encanto.

6 Facts: Are Sin Taxes a Blessing?

With their U.S. roots in a 1790s Whiskey Rebellion, sin taxes vary when looking at current consumption and their state revenue.

Why the CPI Should Have Been Higher

The U.S. BLS will be using real time data from J.D. Power for new cars and trucks in its May CPI (Consumer Price Index) release.

The Problem With Bringing Home the Bacon

Seeing the prices for bacon and oranges soar, we can ask which one of the causes of inflation is the reason.