The Travels of a Banana

Looking at the past, present, and future, we would see that a banana’s travels could once again change because of a fungus.

Where (International) Trade Grades Are Changing

During March, the 2021 Index of Economic Freedom was published. In the past, econlife looked at the big categories. Focusing on regions and laissez-faire, we asked which countries had the least government intervention. For Europe, that took us to Ireland…

Why College Tuitions Are Up and Other Prices Are Down

It’s tough to find a real “list price” for a college tuition. According to NY Times money columnist Ron Lieber, the price charged by one school can vary considerably. Sort of like we all pay a different fare for the…

6 Facts: Bananas, Beer, and a Brexit Barometer

We can look at beer, bananas, and a Brexit Barometer from Bloomberg to assess the Brexit impact that began on January 1, 2021.

Checking on China: Phase One of the Trade Deal

Looking at the Peterson Institute’s 2020 numbers for the first phase of the US-China Trade Deal, we can see if the agreement is working.

Deciding What We Mean By Globalization

Through focus groups in the U.K. and the U.S., Pew Research tried to identify the many sides of globalization.

How a Bottle of Wine Is Like a Delta Jet

The 2019 Trump Administration tariffs on wine from four targeted European countries and on Airbus airplanes distorted buyers’ behavior.

The Fish Fight That Could Sink Brexit

As we approach a Brexit deadline, negotiations for a withdrawal deal could depend on cod, mackerel, and herring.

Why We Could Have Twist Tie Tariffs

Just like Alaskans have many words for snow, Bedford Industries has a lot of names for twist ties. There are spooled ties and poly twists, clip bands and double wire tin-ties. And that was only the beginning. I copied some…