The Minimum Wage Debate

Whether looking at Germany’s minimum wage hike or David Card’s classic 1992 study, still raising the minimum wage can be controversial.

New Pillars For the Global Corporate Tax System

Although 136 countries have agreed to update the corporate tax system, a 15 percent maximum rate is not as simple as it sounds.

How National Policy Can Respond to Floods

With flooding becoming more frequent, national policy makers need to decide if flood insurance should be more affordable or avoidable.

Where Living Longer Is Changing Lives

Now and in the past, life expectancy is about much more than living longer when we look at consumer spending and government responsibility.

Why Your Stock Ticker Symbol Matters

Much more than a name for trading stock, clever stock ticker symbols can affect how investors feel about companies.

Why We Need to Name Heat Waves

With cities reporting record high temperatures, some have decided they need Chief Heat Officers to create a response.

How to Own the Moon

Owning the moon has been debated since the 1960s when countries, businesses, and individuals had to decide if we had a common heritage.

How a House Builds the GDP

The U.S.  Census Bureau has a visualization that shows some of what we use to build a house, how much we spent (as a country), and how many jobs were created during 2018 and 2019. Let’s take a look. Housing-Related…

When One Foot Is Better Than Two

During construction, a high rise building on the approach to an airport had to lose a floor. The reason was the length of a foot. Or…we should say the lengths of a foot. Why We Need To Lose a Foot…

Where Thursday Could Become the New Friday

Asking about the 4-day workweek, we can look at the answers from a recent study in Iceland and also at Sweden, Germany, and Italy.