Weekly Roundup: 6 Mysteries

Our everyday economic stories involve participation rates, human capital, signaling, ROI, money, price, austerity, personal income, monopoly and bubbles.

The Mystery of the Missing Goats

We have fewer price and quantity signals because agricultural production figures on certain crops and livestock were eliminated because of USDA budget cuts.

Aspirin for the Euro Zone?

Tomorrow is Euro Day and it reminds me of aspirin. On May 9, 62 years ago, the French foreign minister proposed a limited economic partnership with West Germany. By the time the treaty was signed in 1951, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium…