What a Sports Team Will Cost You

While we can cite a long list of reasons that sports team prices are in the stratosphere, just one stands out.

What Your Name Could Say About Your Politics

In a list of the many ways that we communicate our political preferences, baby names could be near the top.

How the Generations Differ at Work

It is more likely that we will like our job if we have autonomy, mastery, and purpose. With autonomy we can make independent decisions. Next, we can expect to become better at what we do. And finally, we need a…

September 2022 Friday’s e-links: Some Very Interesting Recent Russian History

Continuing with our September e-links, I wanted to recommend a recent Russian history book that, rather than a slog, is really a good read.

Why Overbooked Fliers Are Like the Google IPO

An airline’s overbooking solutions can be called a Dutch auction when fliers decide what their ticket is worth.

India’s AC Tradeoffs

When we combine a record breaking heat wave in India with an increasingly affluent population, we wind up with AC dilemmas.

A Short Tax (Form) Story

Occupying billions of hours and dollars, tax preparation in the United States could be much simpler if we just copied Estonia.

Why New Jersey’s Plastic Bag Ban Might Create the “Cobra Effect”

With New Jersey’s new paper and plastic bag bans, we can ask if the regulations will have the unintended consequence of the “Cobra Effect.”

Our Mind Boggling Energy Use Totals

Tough to imagine and yet crucial for thinking of the future, the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory shares a handy energy use total infographic.

December 2021 Friday’s e-links: Hugely Enjoyable Mini-Stories

Our December 2021 e-links conclude with the 99% Invisible mini-stories that are always a bit odd and entirely interesting.