Six Facts: What Shake Shack Says About How Much We Work

Whether looking at a Shake Shack experiment, comparing countries, or focusing on education, we can see differences in the average workweek.

Why Measuring Happiness is Tough

Measuring happiness is tough because of the difference between what we actually experience and what we remember about those moments.

Should Everyone Get a Basic Income?

For different reasons, a guaranteed basic income appeals to liberals and conservatives but few people appear ready to vote for it.

What If Everyone Worked Less?

After an experiment at a Swedish nursing home, some people are saying that “less is more.” Where are we going? To the work/life balance. The Swedish Experiment Researchers wanted to find out if less time at work created more productivity.…

How Tax Evasion Relates to Porsches

A big part of the shadow economy, the tax evasion in Greece that prevails among the self-employed substantially ups the deficit and distorts fiscal policy.

The Federal Budget: Young Workers and Old Baby Boomers

If the proficiency scores of US workers are low and the safety net spending for baby boomers is high, then we have what Barron’s calls the “baby boom budget bomb.” In a just-released report, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and…