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.

An Economics Lesson From an Ant

Not only providing a lesson that relates to building nest tunnels, ant economics can also teach us about diminishing returns to scale.

What You Don’t See When You Watch a Baseball Game

Those vendors that sell us hot dogs, peanuts, and Coke at a ball game are thinking about a lot more than the food and the score.

Using Pizza to Understand the Trade Deficit

We can look at pizza take-out to see why a trade deficit involves much more than spending more on the imports you buy than the exports you sell.

The One Thing We Should Know About Making Sneakers

With consumers expecting faster product cycles, Adidas is experimenting with a new supply chain that accelerates sneaker production.

Why Night Owls and Early Birds Affect the GDP

Determined genetically, our sleep preferences as night owls, morning larks or neither could affect our productivity at work.

All You Never Knew About Sleep and Work

In Japan, you could be admired for taking a daytime snooze at work. Called inemuri, “sleeping while present,” lets you attend a meeting while displaying your diligence through your exhaustion. It lets you signal that you are on the job…

How EU Regulation Deals With Blue Wine

Surprisingly significant, the EU’s opposition to blue wine reflects how regulation constrains the innovation that creates productivity and economic growth.

No Free Lunch at Restaurants With a Higher Minimum Wage

One Sarasota Springs, NY Ben & Jerry’s franchise says more than several academic studies about the possible impact of a higher minimum wage.

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.…