At this year’s American Cornhole World Championship, the cheating accusations could have the same impact as economic corruption claims.
What a Traffic Light Can Surprisingly Signal
Called laissez-faire, Adam Smith’s prescription for less government in the economy relates to an island with no traffic lights.
Why We Worry About the World’s Faster Roads
Decomposing development, researchers tell us that less road safety can constrain a middle income country’s economic growth.
Where (and When) Do Women Earn More?
Whereas a Pew report says that young women’s gender pay gap has disappeared in 22 metropolitan areas, the whole story is not quite as good.
What We Can Learn From a Nail
We can see how a small commodity can tell a big story when we look at what nail price history illuminates in the factory and beyond it.
Where Dog Walking Takes Us
When we look at dog walking economics, we can see many of the market characteristics that Adam Smith cited long ago.
Edison, Tesla, and the History of General Electric
Looking back and looking forward, we can say that General Electric history has been touched by Nikola Tesla.
When We Don’t Need Traffic Lights
Having recently driven in Manhattan (NYC) and now on Nantucket (an island located 30 miles from the coast of Massachusetts), I’ve been pondering the difference a traffic light can make. In NYC, the traffic lights are constant signals from government.…
Why We Have a Chores Gap
Especially evident during pandemic lockdowns, at home we have a chores gap that determines who does the housework.