The Downside of an Airplane’s Descent

For greener airlines, a plane’s stairway descent to the airport from 40,000 feet is one of many changes we should consider.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Cocktails to Milk

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from speedier deliveries to naming beer.

The Little Cotton Swab That Had a Big Impact

Soon to celebrate its 100th birthday, the cotton swab is a seemingly small innovation that had a massive impact.

How a Vaccine Is Like a Craft Beer

With surprising similarity, whether it’s craft beer or vaccines, new product names create difficulties for firms.

Why We Might Be Healthier Than We Think

When we look at the OECD Healthcare spending and outcomes among its 38 member countries, some facts about the U.S. are surprising.

The To-Go Cocktail Debate

As an increasing number of states approves cocktails to-go, they also are transforming alcohol industry markets.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From the Best Country to a Pricey Dog

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from French bulldogs to North South differences.

From Development or Conservation to Fat Bears and Big Trees

Thinking of Alaska’s development or conservation tradeoff, we can just imagine fat bears and 180 foot trees.

New Year’s Resolution: Top Ten Ways to Sound Like an Economist

If your New Year’s resolution is to sound more like an economist, you can use our top ten list of suggestions.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Candle Complaints to Hot Dog Questions

Connecting economics, current events, and history, our economic news roundup ranges from a mystery Olympic line-up to gift giving costs.