What An Economist Says on Valentine’s Day

Looking at an economist’s Valentine, we would find production possibilities, inelasticity, marginal returns, and also some poetry.

Weekly Roundup: From Pricey Hips to Costly Lines

Our economic news summary includes underutilizing female labor, delayed gratification, pricing medical care, interstate migration & assessing labor markets.

Weekly Roundup: From Uber Drivers to Gasoline Prices

Our economic news summary includes labor regulation and Uber, the GDP and streets, gasoline price fluctuation, food and inequality and markets and syrup.

Gender Issues: The Second Glass Ceiling

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School A recent study shows that the glass ceiling not only pertains to employment, but also to marriage.  The results demonstrate that as women earn more than their husbands, the frequency of…

Saudi Women

It is tough for a Saudi Arabian woman to get a driver’s license. Only in rural areas might you see women behind the wheel. Even with recent protests, imagine, to get to work, to pick up groceries, to take a…

Flying Snakes and Economic Growth

Sometimes the federal government spends a tax payer’s money in unexpected ways. According to the Washington Post, scientists funded by the Department of Defense are studying snakes that can fly. Slightly venomous, sort of air-slithering, these Southeast Asian snakes can…

Change in South Africa?

Last night the Oprah special on the Leadership Institute for Girls was on TV. I only saw the last 20 minutes, but I was amazed at the project she put together. These girls were so excited to go to school.…