Everything You Need To Know About the Avocado

From needing a new name to making California growers happy, boosting avocado consumption has been about overcoming obstacles.

The U.S. Army’s War Against the Vegas Golden Knights

A college and the U.S. Army are trying to prevent the Vegas Golden Knights from getting a trademark. About much more than a hockey team, the dispute involves how much we control our name. The Three Golden Knights As an…

A Different View of Manufacturing Jobs

While the headlines emphasize the decline in manufacturing jobs in the U.S., looking at the world reveals a different story.

What Brexit Subtracts From the EU

To how the Europeans feel about a Brexit impact, we can add how the U.K. will affect the EU’s GDP, population, budget, imports and exports when it leaves.

All You Need to Know About Jobs and Steel Tariffs

Although the new steel tariff will target just 140,000 workers in the steel industry, its impact will create an economic ripple that will affect millions across the U.S.

The Food Fights Between the U.S. and China

Whether looking at chicken paws or hog hooves, U.S. and China food tastes have worked well together until U.S. and Chinese tariffs have upset the benefits of the relationships.

Why U.S. Winemakers Can’t Fight the Trade War That the President Uncorked

While facts about China’s wine imports from the U.S. are somewhat surprising, still the impact of a tariff war is predictable.

The Return of the Disappearing Avocado

If avocado has returned to your favorite veggie wrap, you can ask your economist to explain avocado prices with supply and demand.

Why We Have More Bananas

Customized container ship refrigeration has made it possible for our fruit imports to include many more bananas, limes, mangoes, and berries.

Using Pizza to Understand the Trade Deficit

We can look at pizza take-out to see why a trade deficit involves much more than spending more on the imports you buy than the exports you sell.