Why Superstars Dominate the Billboard Hot 100 Chart

For 60 years, Billboard, every week, has ranked the best music. Using sales, radio play, and now streaming, they tell us what we like the most. Recently though, there’s been a fundamental change. Where are we going? First to Drake…

The Light Side of South Africa’s Electricity Problems

Indicating the bigger problems with South Africa’s electricity, Trevor Noah’s Grandma says she does not watch “The Daily Show” because of load shedding.

Throwback Thursday: What a Disney Princess Used To Be

#TBT: Today’s Throwback Thursday looks back at Disney Princesses, from Snow White to Vanellope, to see how they are changing.

Why We Share Homes, Cars, and Clothing With Strangers

An economist can explain why we are willing to share homes (Airbnb), carpools (BlaBlaCar), and clothing (Rent the Runway) with strangers.

The Red and Blue States That Agree on Halloween Candy Favorites

While Halloween candy spending displays some agreement between red and blue states, it also relates to a top ten list of economic ideas.

Six Facts: What We Don’t Know About Tipping

Just like tipping wages vary from state to state, so too do arguments from servers, kitchen staff, and restaurant owners for keeping or eliminating them.

How Legal Marijuana Could Make the Canadian GDP Too High

With marijuana legalization, Canada has had to revise 60 years of its Gross National Product (GDP) to avoid misleading numbers.

Six Facts: What Our Pet Spending Says About Us

Documented in the entertainment category of consumer expenditures, pet spending has increased at the same time that their names have changed.

An Inside Look at the iPhone

Doing an iPhone teardown for the XS Max, we see the cost of the components and the suppliers that extend around the world.

The Scandal at the Master Sommelier School

Sort of like the licensing exams required by government for certain professions, the wine industry also determines the credentials of its master sommeliers.