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.

Six Twists in Our Supply Chain

Ranging from ships to ports to truckers and warehouses, our supply chain twists are causing delayed deliveries everywhere.

Social Media’s Hidden Cost

Ranging from individuals to the entire economy, the cost of social media generally and of Facebook specifically ripples in many directions.

When Baseball Umpires Should Not Pay Attention

Shown by home plate umpires, paying attention becomes easier when we use it less in the past or expect not to need it in the future.

How National Policy Can Respond to Floods

With flooding becoming more frequent, national policy makers need to decide if flood insurance should be more affordable or avoidable.

Where It’s Tough To Select a New Garbage Can

Ranging from price to design, San Francisco and New York City have very different goals when it comes to designing a new garbage can.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Ride Sharing to Living Longer

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from deciding who is rich to a prisoner’s dilemma.

October 2021 Friday’s e-links: Evergrande’s Lehman Moment

Our October 2021 e-links begin with a podcast story of the rise and probable demise of the giant Chinese property developer, Evergrande.

Learn With Elaine: McDonald’s Speedy Drive-Thru

To compete against other fast food chains in a monopolistically competitive market,, McDonald’s needs a speedy drive-thru.

Why We Need Ridesharing

To reduce emissions and wasted time, Uber and Lyft should encourage the ride sharing that will decrease traffic congestion.

Where Living Longer Is Changing Lives

Now and in the past, life expectancy is about much more than living longer when we look at consumer spending and government responsibility.