The Future of the Mall

Remembering the shopping malls that are gone and those that remain, we can ask how different their future will be.

Where Have All of the Bank Robbers Gone?

Even looking at bank robbers, we see that technological innovation creates the changing job markets that wind up as structural unemployment.

How Home Work Created Assignments For Dog Walkers

Having shifted to more working at home, we initiated a ripple of changes for the people that do our dog walking.

When a Tap Told the Time

Undergoing structural change, the 19th century British economy had the problem of factory workers that could not afford alarm clocks.

6 Updated Facts: What Happened to Manufacturing?

A manufacturing update reveals the impact from tariffs and other reasons that our economy is experiencing major changes.

The Innovations That a Pandemic Inspires

During wartime, recessions, and now a pandemic, big and small firms have the incentive to create innovations that respond to the disaster.

When a Magazine Cover Counts

While some food magazines use the Thanksgiving cover of their print edition to compete, most of the magazine industry is figuring out a digital shift.

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.

The Shrinking Cities Problem

An idyllic mountain village wants you. The town has one shop, a church, houses that have been there forever, and a population that has shrunk to 240. It is located in the Swiss Alps. Albinen’s plusses include clean air, magnificent views, and…

A Florida Orange Juice Squeeze

On one side of the Florida orange industry, we have shrinking orange juice demand while on the other, citrus greening and Irma have struck.