What We Would Have Paid For Grumpy Cat

Similar to the value of Grumpy Cat before she died, behavioral economists suggest that pricing the environment would give it more worth.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Skateboards to Washing Machines

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from a Dogecoin trademark to cigarette taxes.

The Hidden Impact of the Washing Machine

Much more than a source of clean clothing, the washing machine is an example of household technology that impacts women and the economy.

How Skateboarding Took Us Closer to Gender Equity

While female skateboarders had some success with the gender pay gap, it remains for average players and at the top in other sports.

Where We Are Sure of Economic Uncertainty

Based on newspapers, stock markets, businesses, and households, economic policy uncertainty metrics can explain the pandemic impact.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Bitcoin to $20 Bills

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from El Salvador’s Bitcoin to China’s gamers.

Where Video Games Are More Than Play

Seemingly about young gamers and providers China’s video game restrictions were really a message about its economic system.

Our Weekly Economic News Roundup: From Hot Tubs to Stock Tickers

Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from 5-star ratings to the marshmallow test.

When the Cost of a Plane and a Wait Are Similar

For the same economic reason, the supersonic Concorde should have been grounded sooner and we irrationally endure long phone wait times.

The Problem With a 5-Star Review

Called “reputation inflation,” too many 5-star ratings for a good or a service or a restaurant become increasingly meaningless.