What Levi’s Jeans Tell Us About Russian Sanctions

Trying to copy Levi’s, the East German government’s problems with Communist jeans illustrated why East Germany and Russia need Western goods.

How Geography (and our crops) Divide Us

Traveling around the world, from Belgium to Australia, we see the same North-South differences that divide China’s rice and wheat farmers.

What Democracy Did To a Goat

The production of Mongolian Cashmere increased as Mongolia made the transitioned from communism to democracy and capitalism.

The Great Himalayan National Park’s Unintended Consequences

When planners developed India’s Great Himalayan National Park, they achieved their plans and some unintended consequences.

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.

How to Create a New City

Through a new city, investors are creating an economic development zone in Honduras that depends on libertarian ideas and technology.

Deciding What to Deposit In a Food Bank

Using command and the market as examples, economists showed food pantries how distributing food could become more efficient.

All You Could Want To Know About N95 Mask Economics

To understand N95 supply shortages we can look at how N95s are made, at N95 exports, and at economic systems.

Five Facts About Chinese Capitalism

Through six facts about China’s political capitalism, we can see some of its economic strengths, weaknesses, contradictions, and history.

Why NASA Needed SpaceX

Just like the U.S. Postal Service needed private sector planes when they created airmail, so too did NASA need SpaceX rockets.