Renters, Landlords, and the Eviction Moratorium

The eviction moratoriums that affect renters and landlords require tradeoffs from millions of individuals and businesses.

Essential Occupations…Like the Easter Bunny

Looking more closely at the lockdown, we can identify the kinds of jobs that involve working remotely and where they are located.

How the 737 MAX Could Change Your Vacation Plans

Because 737 MAX demand from American and other airlines was large, grounding the plane has created huge flight disruptions.

Doing a Fractal Zoom Into Our Yearly Pay

Depending on whether you look at national statistics or the numbers on a company basis, employee median pay can look very different.

The Mystery of the Missing Jobs

To understand why certain cities have more dog walkers, scientists, and pastry chefs, we just need to look at the geography of jobs.

How a Paper Jam is Like a Recession

Whether it’s the paper in your copier machine or the goods and services in a market economy, flows and jams can be rather similar.

How to Plant Marijuana Markets

The issues are surprisingly similar for a tiny island like Nantucket and a huge state like California. Both are figuring out how to create the marijuana markets that they legalized. Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Last November, Massachusetts and California voted to…

What We Do With Our Time

To see what how much we work and sleep and play, and what the GDP does not tell us, we can use the American Time Use Survey.

The Gender Pay Gap for Female Physicians

Looking at physicians’ salaries in different specialties that renage from pediatrics to radiology, we can see how the gender pay gap varies

Weekly Roundup: From Nibbling Nachos to Sipping Starbucks

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