Deciding If You Are in the Mainstream

Listening to the presidential hopefuls, I thought some statistics about mainstream America could come in handy. My topics are based on a quiz from libertarian political scientist Charles Murray that NPR updated. Education Focusing on higher education, one quiz question implied that…

Do You Prefer McDonald's or Starbucks?

Shaped by monopolistic competition, the behavior of McDonald’s and Starbucks attracts different groups of consumers.

Risk and Reward

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The other night I went to a classical music performance and listened to a talented but rather odd cellist. He appeared to be wearing chef’s pants underneath his concert attire; I noticed white kitchen trousers…