Where and Why Men Have Limited Female Literacy

In selected developing nations and historically throughout the world, because female literacy was formally constrained, nations limited their human capital.

Weekly Roundup: From Calories to Climate

Our economic news summary included climate talks and externalities, “missing women” and Asian marriage markets, seniors’ spending and manufacturing supply.

A Brief Primer for the Paris Climate Talks

Looking at the different levels of development and the alliances among those at the Paris climate talks, we see the challenge of reaching an agreement.

Credit Card Winners and Losers

Because banks and other issuers of credit cards cover costs by charging retailers a fee, those sellers raise their prices to cash and credit customers.

Weekly Roundup: From Traffic Congestion to Job Evaluation

Our everyday economics includes central planning, unintended consequences, comparative advantage, transportation infrastructure, cost & developing nations.

Some Humor and Insight About Highway Congestion

Using road design as an example, we can show how innovation in our transportation infrastructure can improve productivity.

Weekly Roundup: From Nibbling Nachos to Sipping Starbucks

Our everyday economics includes risk, externalities, purchasing power, complementary goods, capitalism, money supply, human capital, and innovation.

The Cost of a Parmesan Catastrophe

The cost of a natural disaster tends to be higher in dollars in developed nations and in victims in the developing world.

Weekly Roundup: From Speed Eating to Slow Aging

Our everyday economics includes development, automation, taxes, fiscal policy, GDP, entitlements, entrepreneurs, negative externalities and environment.

Why Marijuana is Not Green

Legalizing recreational marijuana, government has created environmental negative externalities by substantially increasing the number of local growers.