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.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Bitcoin to Hot Dog Wars

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from sports team prices to Bitcoin history.

December 2022 Friday’s e-links: A Crypto Primer

As the first of our December e-links, we recommend a Bloomberg Businessweek article that will help us understand the crypto world.

Where Did Bitcoin Come From?

With crypto markets in disarray, perhaps some Bitcoin history and vgocabulary can help us understand what is happening.

What a Sports Team Will Cost You

While we can cite a long list of reasons that sports team prices are in the stratosphere, just one stands out.

What a Price With a 99 Tells Us

With Black Friday behind us and a slew of shopping days ahead, we can be even more wary about how a price with 99 cents affects us.

How We Can Fight Inflation Through a Hot Dog War

Because of competition between Sam’s Club and Costco, shoppers can fight the war against inflation with a hot dog and soda combo.

What You Might Want To Drive In Norway

Before anyone heard of sustainability, decades ago, a popular band helped to make EVs a part of Norway’s culture.

When Lipstick Is an Unusual Indicator

As an unusual economic indicator, an uptick in lipstick sales can signal a downturn in the economy because it is a cheap luxury.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Turkey Pardons to Leap Seconds

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from global equality to what college grads earn.

November 2022 Friday’s e-links: A Good Mystery

Continuing with our November e-links, i recommend a great mystery that is riveting and witty–perfect for temptation bundling.