What People Will Pay For a Dorito

A Dorito or a Cheeto can become collectible snacks when they are sufficiently unique to be worth an elevated price.

The Economic Side of Afghanistan

With the media focusing on the politics, we need to complete the picture with a look at Afghanistan’s economy.

Why We Need to Name Heat Waves

With cities reporting record high temperatures, some have decided they need Chief Heat Officers to create a response.

How Hospital Price Transparency Became Foggy

Although the hospital prices transparency rule kicked in last January, it still is somewhat impossible to decipher a hospital’s price list.

How to Own the Moon

Owning the moon has been debated since the 1960s when countries, businesses, and individuals had to decide if we had a common heritage.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Pringles to Bananas

Connecting economics, current events, and history, our economic news roundup ranges from Disney fees to Social Security checks and bananas.

Why an Airline Seat Is Like a Hotel Room and a Disney Ride

Looking at extra fees, we can say that airline seats, hotel rooms, and Disney World rides are somewhat similar.

The Economic Side of a Pringle

During the 1950s, a Procter & Gamble chemist developed a potato chip that would not crumble in the bag. Actually, there never was a bag and regulators said it was not a potato chip. It was called Pringles. Pringles History…

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.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Fast Trains to Film Tickets

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from the meaning of ESG to adding to the GDP.