Why a Higher Minimum Wage is like a Google Map

Using a multi-disciplined lens, the University of Washington’s most recent study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage conveyed considerable insight.

When Free Money Didn’t Do What It Was Supposed To Do

The preliminary results for Finland’s two-year guaranteed income experiment appears to have created more questions than it answered.

A Labor Day Look at How Much We Work

Comparing the U.S. workweek with South Korea and five European nations reveals how much we do at night and during the weekend.

Still More on the Mommy Penalty

Two new papers have looked more closely at the mommy penalty and even identified how women who have no children are affected.

Where Home and Work Should Intersect

While working at home has become the focus of a new French law, the bigger issue could be how much new technology enables the firm to monitor our lives.

Weekly Roundup: From Neighborhood Names to Middle Class Jobs

Our weekly roundup includes the tie between chili pepper heat and standardized measures, offshoring and the middle class and neighborhoods and brands.

Weekly Roundup: From Super Bowl Spending to Puerto Rican Subsidies

This week’s economic news summary includes disputes about Kobe Bryant and intellectual property, Puerto Rican and Super Bowl subsidies, and deficit worries.

Weekly Roundup: From the Generation Gap to the Pay Gap

This week’s economic news summary includes productivity from an aging population, the impact of cheap oil, and consumer spending on aspirational goods.

Weekly Roundup: From Traffic Congestion to Job Evaluation

Our everyday economics includes central planning, unintended consequences, comparative advantage, transportation infrastructure, cost & developing nations.

Weekly Roundup: From Greek Games to Tennis Matches

Our everyday economics includes externalities, branding, monopolistic competition, sovereign debt, game theory, elasticity, taxes, markets and the glass ceiling.