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 Mystery of the Missing Raisinets

Consumers have been filing multi-million dollar class action suits for the slack fill that makes candy and chip packaging misleading.

Where Shrinkflation Is Retail Camouflage

Concerned that inflation might reduce sales, the remedy is shrinkflation through which food makers reduce package size.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint By Not Eating Local

While the conventional wisdom says that eating local will reduce your carbon footprint, but not necessarily.

From Bridges to Broadband: What $1.2 Trillion Will Buy

When we look closely at the $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending bill, its complexity becomes increasingly evident.

Why Changing to Standard Time Is Tough

Ranging from Amtrak train schedules to our health, changing to Standard Time and then back to Daylight Saving create a slew of consequences.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Pumpkin Prices to Bowie Bonds

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from where working women live to lobster fishing.

November 2021 Friday’s e-links: The Napping Bus

Our November 2021 e-links begin with insomnia in Hong Kong and an article that describes the bus ride that is a 47-mile 5 hour napping cure.

A New Kind of Grape Picker

In Europe and the U.S., pandemic labor shortages have nudged vineyards towards grape picking robots and pruners.

How Meta Might ReMake the Facebook Brand

As rebranding Facebook unfolds, the firm’s strategy and structure are supposed to reflect its new identity as Meta.

A Land and Lobster War

A disputed island and the surrounding Grey Zone add up to a lobster war with conflicting lobster regulation between the U.S. and Canada.