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.

How the Generations Differ at Work

It is more likely that we will like our job if we have autonomy, mastery, and purpose. With autonomy we can make independent decisions. Next, we can expect to become better at what we do. And finally, we need a…

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Green Fashion to Purple Tomatoes

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from the Queen’s queue to work-from-home.

September 2022 Friday’s e-links: Recommending a New TV Series

Continuing with our September e-links, I recommend the Ken Burns series on the Holocaust because of its historic and current significance.

How Much We Were Willing To Work

Labor force participation rates could have conveyed only a part of the picture of how much we worked during the pandemic.

What It’s Nice To Know About a Queue

While the queue wait for Queen Elizabeth had a high of 14 hours, for other lines, we are only willing to remain for approximately 10 minutes.

Why We Want a Purple Tomato

Similar to all research and development, tomato innovation in the lab has produced a new antioxidant rich purple tomato.

How Our Work-From-Home Habits Have Changed

The NY Fed tells us that remote work has stuck: For services (blue) and manufacturing (mustard), a relatively substantial number of us remain remote:   But it has been disruptive. Let’s see how. Work-From-Home Pre-pandemic There is much more than…

Why We Want a Royal Warrant

Guaranteeing quality, a royal warrant is a rather clever way for the British monarchy to help businesses compete.

Why Fashion Has a Green Problem

We could say that we have unsustainable fashion because of decisions on the supply and demand sides of the market.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Less Beer To More Coins

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from sub-Saharan food insecurity to price caps.