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Grandma and the City

In the U.S. 81% of us live in a city. Saying that cities generate more wealth, productivity and innovation, Brookings’ Research Director Alan Berube and Harvard’s Edward Glaeser applaud ur…

Environmental Dilemmas

It’s the same question. Economic development or conservation? During April, the headline said, “Uganda Seeks to Reconcile Oil-Nature.” Now, in Tanzania, “Proposed Serengeti Hig…

Obesity Concerns

The new vending machine at a Mason, Ohio high school only sells carrots. At 50 cents a bag, “they are selling like hotcakes”. Is it because the baby carrot video ads are amazing or that no…

A $5,000.00 Taxi Ride

Hearing that actor John Cleese took a Mercedes taxi from Oslo to Brussels for about $5,000 because the Icelandic volcano eruption prevented him from flying, an economist would say, “That is a po…