The Cost of a Weather Warning

Knowing that it is possible minimize the impact of weather and climate disasters, researchers are trying to figure out the best way.

Why Changing to Standard Time Is Tough

Ranging from Amtrak train schedules to our health, changing to Standard Time and then back to Daylight Saving create a slew of consequences.

Where It’s Tough To Select a New Garbage Can

Ranging from price to design, San Francisco and New York City have very different goals when it comes to designing a new garbage can.

Why Fat Bear Week 2021 Is About More Than Hibernation

Seeing Otis, Holly, and 747 compete during Alaska’s Fat Bear Week reminds us of the impact of wilderness and development tradeoffs.

The Travels of a Banana

Looking at the past, present, and future, we would see that a banana’s travels could once again change because of a fungus.

When to Worry About the Weather

Wondering about weather and climate disaster worries, we can look at how the numbers are trending for billion dollar events.

Where Thursday Could Become the New Friday

Asking about the 4-day workweek, we can look at the answers from a recent study in Iceland and also at Sweden, Germany, and Italy.

Where Women Do the Most Unpaid Work

In Beijing, unpaid housework just got a price. Because of their new Civil Code, a Chinese judge decided that a divorce settlement had to include compensation for the former wife. He said that in addition to monthly alimony, she was…

How a Citigroup Blunder and a Texas Blackout Are Similar

Last August, Citigroup accidentally wired a $900 million payback to some lenders. Now, Texas is experiencing catastrophic power outages and water shortages. Both could be similar. Outdated Infrastructure Citigroup Our story starts in 2016 with a cosmetics company that needed…

What Your Time is Really Worth

Lyft can come in handy when economists need to calculate the dollar value of time for us and for government.