A Different View of Manufacturing Jobs

While the headlines emphasize the decline in manufacturing jobs in the U.S., looking at the world reveals a different story.

All You Need to Know About Jobs and Steel Tariffs

Although the new steel tariff will target just 140,000 workers in the steel industry, its impact will create an economic ripple that will affect millions across the U.S.

More on the Mom Penalty

Whether we look at a cartoon on women’s “mental load” at home or a recent study on the gender pay gap in Denmark, the problem is the mommy penalty.

Econlife Quiz: Do You Know Your Baseball Economics

With the baseball season soon to start, the econlife team is looking at the money, the players, and even the music in our latest quiz.

Why Tomatoes are Controversial

Texas and Ohio call the tomato their state fruit. But in New Jersey, it’s the state vegetable. Where are we going? To why people care about what we call a tomato. A Supreme Court Decision Because of the Tariff of…

Throwback Thursday: Sending Tanks (and Thanks) to a Canal

As our first Throwback Thursday, we look at the present and the past with the 2,000 barrel beer tanks that traveled on the Erie Canal.

A Tale of Two T-Shirts

Covering 500 or so miles, a made-in-America t-shirt supply chain can be very different from a globally sourced t-shirt that travels more than 15,000 miles.

Why the U.S. Government Cares About a Snuggie

Deciding whether Snuggies is a blanket or a pullover garment is about more than a name. The outcome decided the protective tariff it would owe.

What We Can Learn From the First Brexit

Like a contentious divorce, Brexit negotiations take us back to an EU exit precedent and forward to untangling countless agreements and regulations.

Why the Price of Guacamole Could Rise

Because our avocados, onions, tomatoes and peppers could have come from Mexico, NAFTA changes will mean guacamole changes.