Where and Why We Moved During 2020

We seem to be moving less: Let’s see where and why. Interstate Migration Where? U-Haul publishes an annual report of its top destinations. Comparing the net gain of the one-way trucks that enter to those that leave, they rank the…

Where Melting Snow and Ice Create New Shipping Lanes

Thinking about melting snow and ice, we can ask how soon there will be Arctic shipping lanes that provide new trade routes.

Deciding If Taxes Make You Move

Seeing people leave New Jersey, New York, and Illinois, we can start to ask if interstate migration is caused by high taxes.

Throwback Thursday: Sending Tanks (and Thanks) to a Canal

As our first Throwback Thursday, we look at the present and the past with the 2,000 barrel beer tanks that traveled on the Erie Canal.

Amtrak’s Freight Train Problem

When fast-moving Amtrak trains and slower freight carriers share the same track, we have a railroad transportation problem.

Weekly Roundup: From Russian Vodka to Venezuelan Beer

Our weekly roundup includes how economics connected Venezuelan oil and beer, Russian taxes and vodka, Broadway and the $10 bill and moving and jobs.

Where and Why We Move

More than just people moving, the ease of interstate migration is one example of the benefits of a national market with one currency and fiscal policy.

The Most Popular States

While job related reasons like unemployment and a new job are cited as likely reasons for interstate migration, marriage and taxes also matter.

The California/Missouri Chicken Cage Disagreement

Sort of like coach or first class, most of the chickens that lay our eggs live in a battery or a colony cage.  In the typical cage called the battery, a chicken has 67 square inches. By contrast, colony cages…

A National Market: The European Union

Asked who is trustworthy, arrogant and compassionate, respondents in European Union nations offered a fascinating picture of how they perceive each other and themselves. Isn’t it interesting that the Italians named themselves as least trustworthy? And that Greece named itself…