How Hospital Price Transparency Became Foggy

Although the hospital prices transparency rule kicked in last January, it still is somewhat impossible to decipher a hospital’s price list.

How to Own the Moon

Owning the moon has been debated since the 1960s when countries, businesses, and individuals had to decide if we had a common heritage.

How Covid Changed World Energy Consumption

Ranging from oil to wind and solar, the supply and demand sides of world energy consumption responded to Covid-19 with some surprises.

Where a Pop in a Corn Price is a Problem

When North Korean prices for rice and corn rise steeply, we get the message that something is wrong with supply and demand.

When Ransom Markets Depend on Supply and Demand

Whether looking at hostage victims of kidnappers or ransomware from hackers, we find similar ransom markets.

Learn With Elaine: Ketchup Packet Shortages

One of many supply and demand problems during the coronavirus pandemic, ketchup packet shortages hit homes, bars, and restaurants.

Where Housing Prices Are Going Through the Roof

Whether looking at lumber or houses, we see a housing boom that is an example of classic supply and demand.

Where An Online Collectible is Worth $69 Million

Using V-bucks, Fortnite players accumulate the skins that make look alike video characters more unique. One thousand V-bucks could cost close to $9.99. Below, you are looking at a rare skin:   Similar and yet very different, another online collectible…

What Economists Say About the Minimum Wage

The night before President Roosevelt signed the law that established the first federal hourly minimum wage, he warned in his fireside chat that we should, “…not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, …tell you…that a…

Where to Find a Higher Minimum Wage

Traveling around the United States, you would see a minimum wage that varied from state to state and among different cities.