The Cost of Free Tuition

Raising college enrollment with free tuition might have unintended consequences that offset the benefits for the economy, businesses and individuals.

Weekly Roundup: From Chinese Cement to Bowie Bonds

This week’s economic news summary included David Bowie’s financial innovation, China’s GDP cement problems, inequality contradictions and farm productivity.

David Bowie’s Financial Innovation

A financial innovation, David Bowie Bonds get present payment of future royalties by backing bonds with a guaranteed royalty revenue stream.

Weekly Roundup: From Smart Cars to Dumb Laws

This week’s economic news summary includes work week tradeoffs in France, new labor laws for the gig economy, and why price tags are disappearing.

What We Are Willing to Do For Money

Monetary incentives can influence a decision and distort the information we access for our cost and benefit research.

Four Charts That Show Why We Should Go to College

With higher college tuition and less wage growth for college grads, still, the college wage premium and its opportunity cost make college worth it.

Weekly Roundup: From Calories to Climate

Our economic news summary included climate talks and externalities, “missing women” and Asian marriage markets, seniors’ spending and manufacturing supply.

The Response to Calorie Labels

Although research shows the impact is small, the Affordable Care Act will soon mandate calorie labels and nutrition information in restaurant chains.

Weekly Roundup: From Traffic Congestion to Job Evaluation

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

The Reason We Should Drive Around in Circles

As we improve our transportation infrastructure, the roundabout has become increasingly attractive because of safety, ease and cost.