Economic Thinkers

Starting with Adam Smith and The Wealth of Nations, continuing to Malthus, Ricardo, Keynes, Hayek, Friedman, Sen and others, the timeless ideas of economic thinkers provide understanding of the contemporary economy.

How Dating Markets Have Changed

As they replace the traditional ways that couples meet each other, onlne dating markets are reducing the role of friends and family.

Looking at Our Restaurant Anxiety

As COVID-19 intensifies our restaurant anxiety, an entire dine-in industry is experiencing cataclysmic upheaval.

What We Do and Don’t Need to Know About the Economics Nobel Prize

While the 2020 Nobel Economics Prize recipients will receive a cash prize for their auction research, other perks can be unexpected.

How Vinyl and Streaming Are Similar

Changes in recorded music sales were fueled by new formats that started with vinyl and eventually became streaming.

A Labor Day Look at Our Time Squeeze

On this Labor Day, we can explain the “middle-class time squeeze” by looking at how time/money tradeoffs changed a family’s division of labor.

The Downside of Made in America

Seemingly clear, “Made in America” becomes much more complex when we define it and look at its impact on taxpayers, consumers, and workers.

The Covid-19 Test That Does More With Less

Because of productivity gains from Covid-19 pool testing, the Michigan State University’s 67,000 students can return to school more safely.

Why We Should Avoid Vaccine Nationalism

As the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine accelerates, nations would be wise to avoid vaccine nationalism and instead try to cooperate..

Why Tesla is Like a Model T Ford

Although they are separated by a century, the Model T Ford and Tesla are rather similar when we look at their leadership and production.

Dark Stores and Other Ways That Grocery Shopping Has Changed

The five basic ways that our grocery shopping will change at home and in the store were propelled by the coronavirus pandemic.