Weekly Roundup: Matchmaking Mysteries to Garbage Privacy

Our everyday economics includes productivity, markets, prices, externalities, social norms, distribution, scarcity, environment, regulation, monetary union.

Exposing What You Hide in Your Garbage

Weighing cost and benefit for Seattle’s recycling environmental regulation involves privacy, dollars, time, and respect for the law and our environment.

The Cost of Hosting the Olympics

As with most mega-projects, 2024 Olympic spending is likely to exceed projected costs and provide fleeting glory for any city that hopes to be a host.

Weekly Roundup: From Raisins to BBQ

Our everyday economics includes property rights, sovereign debt, default,, externalities, regulation, Pigovian taxes, incentive, state taxes, and oligopoly.

When Business Has to Pass a Smell Test

When a Texas barbecue restaurant or California hot sauce maker emits odors, municipal regulation can focus on quantity or taxes to restrict the pollution.

Weekly Roundup: From Thirsty Almonds to Potent Alcohol

Our everyday economics includes human capital, incentives, behavioral economics, cost and benefit, exports, tradeoffs, inequality, risk,markets, and income.

Weekly Roundup: From Fake Stats to Slippery Glue

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How Temptation Bundling Can Help You Exercise More

Because cost and benefit analysis shows that temptation bundling for gym attendance encourages healthier behaviors, the approach can be used elsewhere.

Weekly Roundup: From Shopping More to Driving Less

Our everyday economics includes tradeoffs, debt ceiling, fiscal policy, GDP, productivity, entitlements, regulation, autonomous vehicles, and innovation.

3 Myths About Flight Cancellations

Looking at routes, aircraft size and the types of travelers, you can see the tradeoffs airlines make when they decide which flights will be canceled.