November 2019 Friday’s e-links: From Cautionary Tales to Elevators and the Backpass Rule

Friday’s e-links: Today I recommend a new podcast series from Tim Harford who connects disparate examples of mistakes in each episode.

Econlife Quiz: Friends

With Netflix streaming 236 episodes of Friends, the econlife team decided to look at the money, the meals and the markets in our latest econlife quiz.

Econlife Quiz: Do You Know Your Baseball Economics

With the baseball season soon to start, the econlife team is looking at the money, the players, and even the music in our latest quiz.

Econlife Quiz: Do You Know the Economics Behind the Olympics?

Some economists have said that happiness might be the only reason to host the Olympics once you consider the cost.

Econlife Quiz: The Economics of U.S. Presidential Inaugurations

One week ago, America witnessed the Inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. From million dollar donors to glitzy ball gowns, no doubt a U.S. Presidential Inauguration has become both a historic and spectacular occasion. The…

Econlife Quiz: The Economics of Holiday Shopping

Are you a typical holiday shopper? The latest econlife quiz might give you a few clues. From average spending to regifting and the triggers that make us buy more, the econlife team looks at the economics of holiday shopping. My sources and more: Thanks…

Econlife Quiz: Do You Know Your Thanksgiving Economics?

Having tired of talking turkey at your Thanksgiving dinner, you could give everyone the latest econlife quiz.  Enjoy! Do You Know Your Thanksgiving Economics? Take the econlife quiz to see whether you know the economics behind the great American holiday,…

Gender Issues: America’s Maternity Leave

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School The United States is the only first world country in the world that does not mandate paid maternity leave. Not only is this embarrassing and disconcerting, but this also harms our nation’s…

Handy Quotations

On Economics: Economics is “the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life.”   Alfred Marshall, 1842-1924 (U.K. economist). “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.”…