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.

The Hidden Impact of the Washing Machine

Much more than a source of clean clothing, the washing machine is an example of household technology that impacts women and the economy.

The Dog(e) That Needs An Owner

Whereas a Dogecoin trademark had initially seemed unnecessary, its developers soon faced big problems without one.

When E-Cigarette Taxes Increased Smoking

Ranging from Argentina to Uganda, countries have banned e-cigarette sales. Elsewhere, hoping to minimize smoking, nations use e-cigarette taxes. The taxes though have had unintended consequences. Let’s take a look. E-Cigarette Taxes Globally, we have 30 countries that ban e-cigarettes…

Where the U.S. Is Shrinking

Whether measuring the height of a mountain or the size of the GDP, we need a similar kind of statistical consistency.

How Skateboarding Took Us Closer to Gender Equity

While female skateboarders had some success with the gender pay gap, it remains for average players and at the top in other sports.

Where We Are Sure of Economic Uncertainty

Based on newspapers, stock markets, businesses, and households, economic policy uncertainty metrics can explain the pandemic impact.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Bitcoin to $20 Bills

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from El Salvador’s Bitcoin to China’s gamers.

September 2021 Friday’s e-links: What a Life Is Worth

Our September 2021 e-links continue with “Worth,” a new Netflix film that focuses on compensating 9/11 victims but is about so much more.

Where and Why We Fly (Less)

Looking closely, we see a lot more about where and why we fly for business and leisure travel that can explain the impact of Covid.

Where Video Games Are More Than Play

Seemingly about young gamers and providers China’s video game restrictions were really a message about its economic system.