Is it Okay to Go Cashless During a Pandemic?

While cities, states, and countries have many more cashless transactions because of the pandemic, there is a downside.

The Economic Side of Legal Marijuana

When Massachusetts voters said yes to legal marijuana, they made an economic decision that relates to competition, taxes, and banking.

The Time Zone Changes That Massachusetts Might Make

Cows don’t like the switch to daylight saving time. A California organic dairy farmer said he enjoys the extra hour of light that starts in March. But his cows don’t. Because they are accustomed to a 2:00 a.m. milking regimen,…

Where a Cranberry Meets NAFTA

For another NAFTA example, we can start with the impact of Canadian cranberry production on Nantucket but then continue onward to Wisconsin and beyond.

What If Boston Ignored Daylight Saving Time?

By ignoring the sun through fewer time zones, we coordinate national and international time and create more economic efficiency.

Scrambled Egg Markets

Eggs prices have been rising due to California’s poultry cage mandate, the drought, the avian flu and now, more demand from McDonald’s.

Do You Like Rent Control?

Asked if it makes sense to mandate lower rents for some apartments in large cities, many of us say yes. Lower rents facilitate diversity and they enable middle income municipal workers to live close to home. Affordability is good. Yes?…