Why Guinea Pigs and Party Dresses Are Similar

Whether looking at guinea pigs or party dresses, you get rental markets when time and money make people avoid a purchase.

How a Caviar Sandwich Is Like a Model T Ford

Sometimes low cost production can make goods as different as a caviar sandwich and a Model T Ford more similar than we might expect.

The Biggest U.S. Postal Service Problem

With postal service innovation a basic problem, the U.S. Postal System is ranked lower than France, Japan, Poland, and nine other countries.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Credit Card Signature

Soon, the credit card signature will be extinct and so too will another transaction “cost” that made spending money a little more difficult.

Where to Find an Inventor

To fuel the innovation that jumpstarts economic growth, researchers have figured out less traditional ways that will encourage more people to become inventors.

Why the Retail Apocalypse Could Be a Renaissance

Even with mall traffic declining and stores closing, retail restructuring might lead to a renaissance fueled by creative destruction rather than an apocalypse.

The Return of the Disappearing Avocado

If avocado has returned to your favorite veggie wrap, you can ask your economist to explain avocado prices with supply and demand.

Why We Have More Bananas

Customized container ship refrigeration has made it possible for our fruit imports to include many more bananas, limes, mangoes, and berries.

McDonald’s Soggy French Fries Problem

Because of their new delivery partnership with UberEats, McDonald’s has a soggy French fries problem that they need to solve.

The One Thing We Should Know About Making Sneakers

With consumers expecting faster product cycles, Adidas is experimenting with a new supply chain that accelerates sneaker production.