What Chipotle Says About Its Avocados

Investors have been told that Avocado prices are nudging food costs up at Chipotle. At the end of last March, aggressive demand and lower supply from California made avocados more expensive. In its most recent Annual Report, the company even…

The Mystery of the Missing Jobs

To understand why certain cities have more dog walkers, scientists, and pastry chefs, we just need to look at the geography of jobs.

What an Economist Says About 300 Hamburgers

Hearing the Clemson University football team got 300 burgers at the White House, an economist might name the resources needed for a quarter pounder.

The New Tech We Cannot Resist

Like all new technology, the three innovations I most liked from CES 2019 could boost economic growth by making life easier (and more fun).

Why School Funding and a “Friends” Dinner Are Similar

The controversial side of school funding can take us to a “Friends” excerpt about splitting the dinner check and to a small Vermont community.

Why Urban Farmers Plant Their Crops in Garages

Using old containers from cargo ships, commercial urban farmers are growing hydroponic mini-lettuces and even strawberries in warehouses and garages.

The Mystery of the North Korean Economy

Looking at the North Korean economy, economists have to become detectives because the government refuses to share basic statistics.

Seeing Gander on 9/11 Through a Different Lens

While Gander’s hospitality on 9/11 is an example of considerable graciousness, it also can be remembered for its economics.

The One Thing We Should Know About Making Sneakers

With consumers expecting faster product cycles, Adidas is experimenting with a new supply chain that accelerates sneaker production.

What a High Social Score Can Get You in China

In 2020, China will have implemented a social score program that will use behavioral inputs to decide which goods and services residents can access.