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.

What a Covid Resilience Rank Reveals

Comparing the Covid-19 response, Bloomberg’s resilience ranking tells us which countries are most successful and least disruptive.

Who Will Sacrifice Civil Liberties During a Pandemic?

Comparing 14 different countries, we would find the willingness to make civil liberties trade-offs for better health conditions varies.

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.

What Does the World Owe?

With the U.S. an increasingly large contributor and an example of “debt creep,” world debt is dominated by five countries.

The Behavioral Nudges That Our Trains and Planes Give Us

The best designed railway stations and airports have behavioral nudges that travelers don’t even know they are following.

The New Shopper (Who is Really Old)

As an aging population soon takes us to a demographic turning point, retailers will adjust the shopping experience to an older customer.

All You Never Knew About Sleep and Work

In Japan, you could be admired for taking a daytime snooze at work. Called inemuri, “sleeping while present,” lets you attend a meeting while displaying your diligence through your exhaustion. It lets you signal that you are on the job…

Curing Saudi Arabia’s Dutch Disease

The Saudi king’s golden escalators are examples of their affluence from oil and the need for Saudi diversification from oil.

The Unintended Consequences of NIRP

While illicit activities inspire people to fill suitcases with cash, negative interest rates also motivate businesses and households to demand big bills.