What Your Time is Really Worth

Lyft can come in handy when economists need to calculate the dollar value of time for us and for government.

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.

All We Need To Know About Where Our Energy Comes From and Where It Goes

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s annual flow chart is the easy way to see all you want to know about U.S. energy use.

The Beer That No One Wants to Buy

The firms that produce craft beer and the farmers that grow Idaho potatoes have somewhat similar pandemic supply problems.

The Problem With Predictable Surprises

Economists can explain and improve our inadequate disaster preparation for predictable wildfires, diseases, hurricanes, and earthquakes.

Where We’ve Been Scrambling For Eggs

Whereas toilet paper shortages have been in the news, the headlines could also have included surging egg demand, especially in Israel.

The Economic Message Sent by a Smell

By smelling the economy in New York City, London, and Barcelona, we can answer questions about past and present production.

What We Did Right During the 1918-1919 Pandemic

Formulating coronavirus policy, politicians and physicians can look at the successful non-pharmaceutical interventions during the 1918-1918 pandemic.

All We Need To Know About Toilet Paper (Shortages)

Looking for the global side of toilet paper shortages, we can go to Australia or New Jersey, and to toilet paper imports, exports, and tariffs.

When Daylight Saving Is Not the Best Time

Whereas many of us ask whether we should switch between daylight saving time and standard time, the question is not quite so simple.