How to Deal With Skyscraper Shadows

Whenever a new skyscraper is built, we can ask whether its shadow violates our property rights when it eliminates the sunlight in a city’s parks.

Weekly Roundup: From Raisin Reserves to Greek Bank Reserves

Our everyday economics includes inelasticity, supply, regulation, entitlements, subsidies, healthcare, innovation, price floor, monetary policy, euro zone.

Weekly Roundup: From Raisins to BBQ

Our everyday economics includes property rights, sovereign debt, default,, externalities, regulation, Pigovian taxes, incentive, state taxes, and oligopoly.

Is the Raisin Reserve “Unraisonable”?

The Supreme Court is deciding if the USDA can affect raisin grower property rights though a raisin reserve that mandates crop surrender to prop up price.

Weekly Roundup: From Playing Monopoly to Flying Drones

Our everyday economics includes BRICs & MINTs, supply, monopoly, tradeoffs, economic consensus, innovation, property rights, redistribution, fertility rate.

Drones and Property Rights In the Air

Regulation of innovations like drones can take us back to old economic principles like property rights that have supported the market system for centuries.

Weekly Roundup: From Baseball Contracts to Super Bowl Ads

Our week’s everyday economics include inflation, supply and demand, income mobility, property rights, incentives, default, CDS, and monopoly pricing.

How To Keep Your Parking Spot After a Snow Storm

Winter dibs is about whether you have temporary parking space property rights by shoveling your car out of the snow and if your self interest helps society.

Winter Dibs: The Reasons That Shoveling Makes That Parking Space Yours

If you’ve shoveled your car out of a snow mound, is that parking space yours? Called “winter dibs” in Boston and Chicago, the answer is, “yes.” You just leave a chair, a pot or some item to reserve the space…