Friction Free Clicks

Which friction minimizing invention received a patent in 1999? Amazon 1-Click. Described by Amazon in their application for patent 5,960,411, the purchaser just hits a button that activates the movement of payment information from “the client system” to the”server system.”…

A New Way to See Friction

Thinking about friction, most people picture 2 surfaces rubbing together. As economists, we should instead think of the Nobel Prize. Friction is one reason that Dale Mortensen won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics. Discussing unemployment, Dr. Mortensen says that…