Weekly Roundup: From Sneaker Markets to Housing Markets

Our weekly roundup includes the ups and downs of sneaker and housing markets, how women’s human capital has been wasted and healthcare cost contradictions.

Understanding Negative Interest Rates

Since low interest rates insufficiently boosted economic activity, monetary authorities are risking unintended consequences with negative interest rates.

An Ice Cream Bank?

Should you deposit your money at your local ice cream parlor? Yes, according to a Pennsylvania businessman who has opened a bank in his ice cream shop. But he says his business idea is not really a bank. He does…

It’s Complicated

Oversimplification concerns me. Some people are saying we should resuscitate Glass-Steagall. Passed in 1933, the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933) prohibited commercial banks from engaging in investment banking activities and created the FDIC. Also a part of 1933 legislation,…