Why We Should Avoid Vaccine Nationalism

As the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine accelerates, nations would be wise to avoid vaccine nationalism and instead try to cooperate..

The Five Stars We Don’t Deserve

Uber just announced that if you or I get a low rating from a driver, it could have dire consequences. When a rider violates Uber’s community guidelines, that person “may lose access.” Those “guidelines” tell us not to ask drivers…

The Waze Wars That Locals Were Losing

With more drivers using Waze and other traffic apps to avoid rush hour delays, local neighborhoods have begun to resist the disruption.

The Development Debate About Chickens

When Bill Gates expressed his foundation’s support for giving chickens to people in extreme poverty, he ignited a debate about development programs.

The Significance of a Baby’s Name

As a signal from parents, popular baby names can convey a quest for individuality as well as a liberal or conservative message.

More About Colorado Pot Tax, California Eggs and Library e-Books

Updates today on Colorado marijuana, California eggs and pricey library e-books: Marijuana Elasticity: With Colorado’s recreational marijuana tax close to 30%, I was skeptical that they would generate the revenue they expected. Now, it appears they might. During January, the state collected $2…

Opposing Austerity

Thinking about our fiscal woes, I keep returning to the fallacy of composition. Here it is: When one farmer harvests a huge crop and sells it, her profits soar. But if every farmer grows more and sells more, then the…

More Health Care Jobs

The health care industry has added 300,000 jobs to the U.S. economy during the past 12 months. New jobs, new construction, new technology, more care. Should we be pleased? This Dr. Seuss-like animated short from marketplace.org presents the downside of…

Overhead Problems

You’ve probably heard the story. Fed up, a flight attendant tells passengers what he really thinks of them, grabs a beer, presses the button for the emergency chute, and leaves the plane. The overhead storage bin might have been the…