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.

Why You Might Not Use Bitcoin at AMC

Spending bitcoin for your AMC movie theater ticket and a bucket of popcorn will be possible this year…but will you want to?

Where Are the Olympic Women?

Reflected by the rising number of female Olympic medal winners, gender equality has improved at the Olympics.

A Lesson for Rail Transit From the Eastern Shuttle

Far behind other countries, high-speed rail transit in the U.S. just needs to copy what the Eastern Shuttle long ago did for air travel.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Living Longer to March Madness

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from cigarette taxes to March Madness and medals.

Where We Will Add Some Sanity to March Madness

Because a viral video circulated during this year’s March Madness, NCAA women’s basketball will be treated more equitably in the future.

How An Olympic Medal Can Make Someone Sad

Depending on whether they won gold, silver, or bronze, Olympic medal winners might not be as happy as we would expect.