How Legos Helped to Build a Vaccination Center

Albrecht Broemme had to figure out the design of Germany’s Covid-19 vaccination centers at two airport terminals, a concert venue, a velodrome, an ice rink, and a convention hall. So, he used Legos. Below, Mr. Broemme is holding a picture…

The Financial Side of a Climate Change Report Card

Looking at the financial side of climate change, we can use a KMPG report card to see if the world’s largest corporations have high grades.

Jaywalking and the Tradeoff Between Order and Openness

Looking at activities that range from jaywalking to loading dishwashers, we can see how tight and loose social norms can shape behavior.

Where People Save A Lot

For many different reasons, the savings rate for our nation and the cash we stash under our mattress can vary considerably.

Daylight Saving Time Dilemmas

Last weekend, our daylight saving time dilemmas began again as we lost an hour of sleep but gained evening time to shop, exercise and go to athletic events.

How a Chicken Helped a Pickup Truck

When German farmers got a chicken tax to protect them from U.S. poultry imports in the 1960s, the results were unexpected.

Grandpa’s Growing Slice of the Income Pie

With aging populations growing in many countries, income distribution tradeoffs will be necessary for pensions, subsidized investments and bonds.

Greek and German Games

For insight on how Greece and Germany handle the prisoner’s dilemma as they negotiate Greek debt, we can compare their differences and eurozone loyalty.

When Your Ability to Pay Determines Your Punishment

In Finland, for some traffic violations, the rich have higher fines than those with less because of day fines that are similar to progressive taxation.

Why We Need Sunday Shopping

To fuel French economic growth, productivity and employment, a controversial law will allow more Sunday shopping but the business/leisure debate continues.