How Reese’s Pieces Are Like Ray-Bans

With tectonic shifts in the TV and film business, movie product placement has remained a dependable marketing tool.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Big Tech to Little Gnomes

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from impulse buying to vaccine sharing.

Why Hydration Was Invented

Decades ago, before anyone started thinking about hydration, we were okay. But now, we go nowhere without our water bottles. Why? Inventing Hydration Many of us have been told to drink eight 8-ounce cups of water a day. Known as…

How Patents Create Vaccine Tradeoffs

To be sure that vaccine markets travel from the developed nations to developing economies, we might have to accept some costly tradeoffs.

How the Pandemic Changed Our Impulse Buying

Staying at home during the pandemic, we have shifted our impulse buying from the supermarket to our online shopping cart.

What We Might Not Know About Big Tech

Comparing the companies called big tech, we can see the similar ways that they grew, diversified, and became increasingly powerful.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Female CEOs to Corporate Taxes

Connecting economics, current events, and history, today’s economic news roundup ranges from bananas to female CEOs and Head Start.

How Head Start Connects to College

We can compare the early childhood education component of President Biden’s legislative proposals to other preschool programs.

How Men Named James Relate to Female CEOs

To assess the workplace gender gap among countries and companies, we need only look at the names James and Michael.

The Face Mask Pollution Problem

Typical of the tradeoffs created by all decisions, wearing the face masks that prevent the spread of Covid can mean more plastic pollution.