What We Need to Know About Driverless Vehicles

Experimenting with autonomous vehicles, we should be sure to recognize that there could be a massive downside.

When an African Pipeline Is About Much More Than Oil

Like many fossil fuel projects, a new East African pipeline is controversial because of the tradeoffs it would create.

How Much Less We Work

With 60 million extra hours of non-commuting time, we had the opportunity to make revolutionary work leisure tradeloffs.

What We Can Learn From Spain’s Ice Shortage

Spain’s ice shortage reminds us that close to 200 years ago, after we learned that drinks could be chilled, it became a necessity.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Coupon

Because of disappearing coupons, the people that spent the time to save the money no longer enjoy price discrimination.

The Colorful Side of Giant Panda Economics

Looking closely at giant panda economists, we see that zoos have undertaken an immense expense that might not be worth it.

Why the French Have a Great Lunch Break

Moving beyond the “Great French Lunch Break,” we can look back and globally to see how our work hours vary.

When Shoppers Have Too Many Choices

When supermarkets multiplied the number of shoppers’ choices, they wound up with a product explosion and a paradox.

From Development or Conservation to Fat Bears and Big Trees

Thinking of Alaska’s development or conservation tradeoff, we can just imagine fat bears and 180 foot trees.

How the Pandemic Changed the Birth Rate

Sometimes compared to hurricanes, victory celebrations and blackouts, the pandemic birth rate also responded to a catastrophe.