Why We Should Care About Curbside Cardboard Crime

The recycling revenue that municipalities were receiving was shrinking and now, with some mystery surrounding cardboard, it’s getting worse.

Where It Costs the Most and Least to Live

While we see similar tastes and shopping patterns in the world’s most expensive cities, the reasons for a high and low cost of living vary.

Why It’s Tough to Plan Congestion Pricing

While it sounds simple to charge vehicles for driving in a certain area, New York’s actual congestion pricing plan is much more complex.

A New Way to Score a City

Cities that benefit from the economic side of walking have a boost in productivity, better health, and more social interaction.

Everything We Could Ever Want to Know About Cigarette Taxes

An example of a sin tax, cigarette taxes can create incentives that involve saving lives, increasing revenue, entitlement spending, and smuggling.

The Market System: Parking Ideas

Sort of like lunch, there is no such thing as a free parking space. It costs us dollars or time. Hoping to optimize so valuable a commodity, some cities are installing parking devices that use demand and supply to price…

High and Low Gas Prices

Why is the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Wyoming close to $3.36 and New York, $4.00? Location and regulation. Wyoming produces oil, it refines it, and, its taxes are among the lowest in the country. Also…

State Deficits and Jaws Charts

As a prospective buyer, Daily Show reporter Jason Jones went to check out the Arizona State Capitol Building when he heard it was for sale for $735 million. Once sold, the capitol would then be leased back to the state…