An Avocado Update

Moving from Mexican farms to New York City restaurants, avocado prices will be affected by new tariffs that create supply chain disruptions.

When Pay-What-You-Want Does Not Quite Work Out

Unexpectedly, Panera’s pay-what-you-want cafes couldn’t bring together the normal lunch crowd and people who could not afford a meal.

Why You Might Want Some “Price Gouging”

Called “price gouging” by many of us, an increase in prices as a hurricane approaches could be a productive incentive for supply and demand.

How Certain Central Bankers Became More Friendly

When you look at Norway’s new banknotes and their (hilarious) video describing the journey of a cod from the sea to a wallet, you can see that central bankers have become more interesting.

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.

What a Strawberry and a Chicken Say About Free Trade

More than governments negotiating agreements, free trade is about the variety of strawberries, chickens, pickup trucks and pencils that we can buy.

How to Make a NAFTA Burger

Deconstructing your hamburger and French fries, you would see how NAFTA benefits consumers with lower prices for each ingredient.

How Steel Tariffs Impact Whiskey and Whipped Cream

A Riddle: Q: Where do Pecorino Cheese, whiskey and whipped cream lose the same battle? A: In trade wars. Pecorino Cheese Our first story starts with bananas and ends with cheese. Because Great Britain, France and Spain wanted to favor…

Lessons From the App Economy

Tracing the history of the app economy from the surprising first million dollar app to today, we would see how similar it is to a simple pencil.

The Jobs That Politicians Lose Because of Globalization

Employment in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District has been hit hard by China. According to one estimate for 2001 to 2011, 3.77% of all jobs in the district were displaced because of manufacturing layoffs. Also, the moderate Republican congressman representing the 5th District lost his…