Weekly Roundup: From Warren Buffett’s Bet to McDonald’s Hamburgers

Our weekly roundup includes productivity and a hamburger assembly line, financial intermediaries and index funds, soda tax incentives and the GMI.

Three Charts That Show the Good Side of Free Trade

The consumer benefits from free trade with cheaper goods that most help low income households, more variety, and a GDP rise that boosts living standards.

Weekly Roundup: From Free Trade to Expensive Airline Tickets

Our economic news summary includes Venezuela’s hyperinflation and Dutch Disease, the NFL’s gender deficiencies, free trade, and new marriage markets.

The Fruits (and Vegetables) of Free Trade

With the TPP ready for the U.S. Congress’s debate on the free trade deal, we can remember NAFTA, comparative advantage and the fruits of free trade.

Weekly Roundup: From Super Bowl Spending to Puerto Rican Subsidies

This week’s economic news summary includes disputes about Kobe Bryant and intellectual property, Puerto Rican and Super Bowl subsidies, and deficit worries.

The Choice Between Free Trade and Tariffs

Low skilled labor bears more of the cost of free trade than comparative advantage and traditional economics have indicated.

Weekly Roundup: From Blizzards to Super Bowls

Our economic news summary includes how the sharing economy relates to outdated regulatory policy, elections and markets, and Super Bowl ad monopolies.

The Good Side of a Blizzard

A legacy of the transportation and communications paralysis from NYC’s blizzard of 1888 was a nudge toward an underground transportation infrastructure.

Weekly Roundup: From Cloned Cows to T. Rex Sales

This week’s economic news summary included China’s cloned cows, turkey facts and productivity,food lawsuits and limited liability and economic development.

Why Cigarette Ads Affect the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The free trade pact that Congress is debating, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has an ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) clause that’s controversial.