Six Twists in Our Supply Chain

Ranging from ships to ports to truckers and warehouses, our supply chain twists are causing delayed deliveries everywhere.

The Economic Side of a Pringle

During the 1950s, a Procter & Gamble chemist developed a potato chip that would not crumble in the bag. Actually, there never was a bag and regulators said it was not a potato chip. It was called Pringles. Pringles History…

Where to Find New Capital Cities

Whether looking at Indonesia today or the United States in 1791, moving a capital city can be somewhat similar.

When a Tap Told the Time

Undergoing structural change, the 19th century British economy had the problem of factory workers that could not afford alarm clocks.

How Head Start Connects to College

We can compare the early childhood education component of President Biden’s legislative proposals to other preschool programs.

How Chip Shortages Create a Car Crunch

Almost like the perfect storm, chip shortages were created by a convergence of problems that rippled around the world.

Why Trappist Beer Needs More Monks

Around for more than two centuries, the Belgian beer made in Trappist monasteries needs more monks to produce it.

How Baseball Can Solve Its Home Run Problem

When we look at baseball’s home run problem through an economic lens, we see how labor and capital have made a huge difference.

Learn With Elaine: How Fans Impact Athletes

Because of the Observer Effect, athletes’ performance could change when fans affect their human capital.

Why the Business Suit Is About More Than Clothing

About much more than clothing, the disappearance of the business suit relates to a massive retail restructuring.