Office Paper, Pizza Boxes, and the Pandemic

The pandemic has created the incentive to recycle more (cheesy) pizza boxes because we are recycling less office paper.

How Lockdowns and Legalization Are Changing Marijuana

Ranging from lockdowns to legalization, there are many reasons that our marijuana demand and supply are changing.

Who Will Sacrifice Civil Liberties During a Pandemic?

Comparing 14 different countries, we would find the willingness to make civil liberties trade-offs for better health conditions varies.

Why We Could Have Twist Tie Tariffs

Just like Alaskans have many words for snow, Bedford Industries has a lot of names for twist ties. There are spooled ties and poly twists, clip bands and double wire tin-ties. And that was only the beginning. I copied some…

Why Potty Parity Is About Much More Than the Bathroom

Looking at a history of potty parity, we see a common thread that connects the groups with limited access to public restrooms.

An Update: Law and Odor on North Carolina’s Hog Farms

The massive manure pools created by North Carolina’s hog farms have many problems that have not been solved.

The Connection Between Recycling and Coronavirus

Facing shrinking revenue from the coronavirus, municipalities need to decide whether to diminish their recycling costs.

Why Uber and Santa Claus Agree

Affecting workers that range from Santa’s elves to Uber drivers, the unintended consequences of California’s AB 5 are considerable.

Does a Calorie Label Make Us Eat Less?

While the purpose of restaurant calorie labels has been to provide diners with more information, it did not work out entirely as expected.

When a Carbon Tax Proposal Is Like Goldilocks

In his new book, climate activist Bjorn Lomborg presents a controversial carbon tax proposal that could remind us of Goldilocks.