Why an Economist Can Solve a Poop Problem

Sometimes you need an economist who figures out how to improve Senegal’s sanitation by getting more people to use toilet suckers.

Weekly Roundup: From Uber Drivers to Gasoline Prices

Our economic news summary includes labor regulation and Uber, the GDP and streets, gasoline price fluctuation, food and inequality and markets and syrup.

The Maple Syrup Heist

Because the prices in Canada’s maple syrup market are controlled by its strategic reserve, the market resembles a cartel that distorts supply and demand.