Why Baby Boomers Will Pull Productivity Down

1999 might have been Derek Jeter’s best season. Twenty-five years old, he had 219 hits, 24 home runs and 102 RBIs. His batting average was .349. You can see below that .349 was Derek Jeter’s career high with the Yankees. The…

How and why does UPS get my package to me so fast?

Occasionally, I have asked the UPS man who is always so gracious to wait a moment at my front door while I go to the kitchen. Taking a minute or so, I grab an apple for him. In a Planet Money interview,…

Dollar Wars

Changing the make-up of the money supply, lobbyists have proposed a bill in favor of the dollar coin instead of the dollar bill.