How Crickets Are Like The Model T Ford

In addition to hot dogs and nachos, sports fans can nibble on crispy crickets at the Oakland Coliseum. Available in zesty lime or sweet 5-spice, these pouches of crickets were sold during 2018 Athletics and Raiders games: But they are…

How a Caviar Sandwich Is Like a Model T Ford

Sometimes low cost production can make goods as different as a caviar sandwich and a Model T Ford more similar than we might expect.

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.

Why Cheap Was a Problem for Starbury Signature Sneakers

When Stephon Marbury priced his signature sneakers at $14.98, he had more of a problem selling them than he had expected,

Supply and Demand: Banana Economics

At my local supermarket, bananas are 69 cents a pound while Red Delicious apples, grown much closer to home, are $1.49 per pound. As banana writer Dan Koeppel points out, “That bananas have long been the cheapest fruit at the…

A Free Ride For Electric Cars?

Imagine a world filled with electric cars. In private homes, people could install their own charging devices. Others could be built in apartment building garages and on city streets. Some envision restaurants, department stores, and movie theaters offering a charge…