When Bird Tourism Is Not “For the Birds”

Whether looking at New Zealand’s “bird of the year” contest or Alaska’s bird tourism industry, we see benefits that are not “for the birds.”

Where Sovereign Debt Comes From

We can better grasp the sovereign debt of advanced, emerging market, and developing economies by looking at the different groups of lenders.

Why a Latte for the Loo Could Be a Problem

With the NYC debating a bill to increase the city’s public bathrooms, we can see that the issue is about a lot more than the loo.

When Winning the Lottery is Likely

Looking at 18th century France and 2022, we can see how winning the lottery is not necessarily a low probability event.

Another Color Change for the Presidential Jet

In the order for new presidential jets, President Biden changed the new colors that his predecessor had selected.

The Economics of Seizing a Super-Yacht

Super-yacht economics involve astronomical maintenance and storage expenses that governments have to absorb after a seizure.

A Global Look at Spending and Taxes

Comparing national spending and taxes in the United States to other similar countries, we see big differences.

How the James Webb Space Telescope Takes Us Back Billions of Years and Billions of Dollars

In so many different ways, ranging from time to money, the James Webb Telescope is about billions of years and dollars.

What We Need To Know About E-ZPass

One of the little noticed transformative impacts on our lives was the arrival of toll-by-plate, aka, E-ZPass or AET (All Electronic Tolling).

Deciding Who Won’t Get a U.S. Check

During two dates in December, we can worry about federal spending and debt and who won’t get a check from the U.S. government.