There’s No Such Thing As Free Shipping

Just like there’s no such thing as a free lunch, for consumers, retailers and shippers, there’s no such thing as free shipping.

When Buying a Bond Might Not Be Ethical

Enjoying rich returns from emerging market funds, Venezuela’s bondholders have ethical investing dilemmas because the cost could be starvation.

The Problem With Sand

If we have a sand shortage, Olympic beach volleyball, new homes and roads, fracking, water filtration, and so much more will be affected.

Why There is No Such Thing as Free Parking

Even in North Dakota where there is a ban on parking meters along town and city streets, there is no such thing as free parking.

How Supermarket Shelves Influence Us

Depending on its location, a supermarket’s grocery shelf space can have a high or low value that will determine its product placement.

Ethical Questions About Ethical Investing

While fossil fuels divestiture is called ethical investing, the tradeoff is also an ethical consideration that involves municipal pension obligations.

What an Egg Says About the Cuban Economy

Starting with an economist’s visit, we can look at eggs, healthcare, literacy and the GDP to debate Fidel Castro’s impact on the Cuban economy.

What an Egg Says About the Cuban Economy

Starting with an economist’s visit, we can look at eggs, healthcare, literacy and the GDP to debate Fidel Castro’s impact on the Cuban economy.

Triage Tradeoffs

As much as ethics and healthcare, the triage during emergencies like Katrina is about cost, benefit and economic tradeoffs.

The Values That Make Us Spend More

For major OECD countries and the U.S., the source and destination for healthcare spending reflect national values about limited government.