October 2021 Friday’s e-links: Evergrande’s Lehman Moment

Our October 2021 e-links begin with a podcast story of the rise and probable demise of the giant Chinese property developer, Evergrande.

What Central Banks Could Do To Our Cash

As more nations experiment with central bank digital currencies, we could see less cash, fewer banks, and maybe some unintended consequences.

The Demographic Squeeze

Looking at birth and death rates, we can identify population problems that are creating a demographic squeeze.

Where Mount Everest Economics Take Us

Whether looking at its newfound height, the traffic jams, or the role of Nepal, Mount Everest always takes us to the margin.

The Ups and Downs of Global Beer Consumption

Your beer consumption can depend on where you live, whether you prefer wine, your country’s traditions, and your income.

Who Will Sacrifice Civil Liberties During a Pandemic?

Comparing 14 different countries, we would find the willingness to make civil liberties trade-offs for better health conditions varies.

Why We Could Have Twist Tie Tariffs

Just like Alaskans have many words for snow, Bedford Industries has a lot of names for twist ties. There are spooled ties and poly twists, clip bands and double wire tin-ties. And that was only the beginning. I copied some…

The Connection Between Recycling and Coronavirus

Facing shrinking revenue from the coronavirus, municipalities need to decide whether to diminish their recycling costs.

Why We Should Worry About Our Bananas

Because our banana supply could be obliterated, we will have to adjust to a replacement that might taste somewhat different.

Why We Should Care About Curbside Cardboard Crime

The recycling revenue that municipalities were receiving was shrinking and now, with some mystery surrounding cardboard, it’s getting worse.