More than food, a sandwich can take us to the obesity economics that explain why parts of the world eat too much.
An Update: China’s One, Two, Three Child Policy
About much more than babies, China’s shrinking birth rate reflects a slew of trade offs that created some problematic externalities.
Six Facts: Alcohol Economics
Positively and negatively, affecting countires with high and low income, the impact of alcohol economics is global.
How Restaurant Hours Have Changed
For a slew of demand and supply related reasons, chain restaurant hours have been decreasing almost everywhere.
When (Unintentionally) Alexa Boosts Music Revenue
After looking at the unintended consequences of New Jersey’s plastic bag ban, we can add to our list of surprises. This time, Alexa has the story. When Song Titles Matter Our story starts with a mom admitting that poop is…
New Jersey Plastic Bag Ban Surprises
Created to reduce our use of plastic, the New Jersey plastic bag ban has had unintended environmental consequences.
What the OX Adds to Rwanda’s Cold Chain
Much more than an ice box, a refrigerator is a link in the cold chain that countries like Rwanda want to join.
When a Chicken Is Like a Ford
While many of us are spending many extra dollars a month for the same groceries, the rotisserie chicken has remained cheap.
The Great Lego Spill
Because of a huge wave and massive container ships, we wound up with a gargantuan number of Lego pieces becoming The Great Lego Spill.
How the Ever Forward Is Like Her Sister
Whether it’s the Ever Given or the Ever Forward (or the Ever Dainty and Ever Cozy), huge container ships have created cargo delays.