The Cold Chain Links for a COVID-19 Vaccine

From ultra-cold freezers to huge quantities of dry ice, COVID-19 vaccine distribution needs a frigid supply chain.

The Economic Message Sent by a Smell

By smelling the economy in New York City, London, and Barcelona, we can answer questions about past and present production.

Why We Want the McRib

Much more than if the McDonald’s McRib were always available, its demand soars because of limited availability each year.

The Significance of a Cat Census

While the mission of the DC Cat Count is humane treatment of cats, it is also a cat census that provides a basic economic lesson.

Why School Funding and a “Friends” Dinner Are Similar

The controversial side of school funding can take us to a “Friends” excerpt about splitting the dinner check and to a small Vermont community.

Deciding Who Gets Medical Help During Disasters

Remembering Hurricane Katrina and the decisions one isolated medical staff had to make for patients, a group in Maryland has recommended triage tradeoffs.

Which Generation Should Get More From Everyone Else?

Deciding which groups should give which should receive, government redistribution policies could be based on a generational lens.

Seeing Gander on 9/11 Through a Different Lens

While Gander’s hospitality on 9/11 is an example of considerable graciousness, it also can be remembered for its economics.

A Green Flip-Flop For Peak Oil

Hubbert’s Peak is the highest point on an oil well’s bell curve. Because the downside comes next, it represents the beginning of the end of our oil supply. And just the beginning of our story… Peak Oil Supply M. King…

Japan’s Potato Chip Crunch

Creating a run on potato chips, Japan’s potato crisis is a classic supply and demand story that starts in the field and ends in the store.