Weekly Roundup: From Overbooked Flights to Immigration Fallacies

This week’s economic news summary included unexpected insight from credit scores, the natural resource curse, and what the bacon cheeseburger can tell us.

How Immigration Disproves the Lump of Labor Fallacy

Whereas immigration can result in more workers, their impact on wages can be neutral because those immigrants create more demand which leads to more jobs.

Weekly Roundup: From Pricey Hips to Costly Lines

Our economic news summary includes underutilizing female labor, delayed gratification, pricing medical care, interstate migration & assessing labor markets.

The Most Popular States

While job related reasons like unemployment and a new job are cited as likely reasons for interstate migration, marriage and taxes also matter.

Weekly Roundup: From Uber Drivers to Gasoline Prices

Our economic news summary includes labor regulation and Uber, the GDP and streets, gasoline price fluctuation, food and inequality and markets and syrup.

On The Street Where You Live

While economic development can be measured through a history of GDP data, the real yardstick is the history of one street.

Weekly Roundup: From Traffic Congestion to Job Evaluation

Our everyday economics includes central planning, unintended consequences, comparative advantage, transportation infrastructure, cost & developing nations.

The Deal That a Chinese Firm Could Not Refuse

Displaying a shift in comparative advantage, some Chinese textile manufacturers are locating their factories the the U.S. rather than China.

Weekly Roundup: From Robot Servers to Shrimp Farmers

Our everyday economics includes wages, externalities, productivity, income, tradeoff, taxes, fiscal policy, gender, human capital and comparative advantage.

The Reason for Endless Shrimp

Aquaculture created the comparative advantage that led to shrimp mass production and global trade that diminished the domestic shrimp industry.