The Surprising Upside of Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing can generate a larger return but not for the ethical reasons most of us would expect.

How Golf is Like Dior Perfume

From Dior to GM, when we look at golf, sanitizer, and ventilators, the production changes necessitated by the coronavirus depends on the factory.

Six Facts That We Need to Know About Oil

With the price of crude plunging, oil supply facts can provide insight about its production, consumption, and significance.

Why Our Shopping Score Matters

Unknown to most of us, the quality of customer service can depend on the multiple customer lifetime value (CLV) scores that we get from retailers.

How a Caviar Sandwich Is Like a Model T Ford

Sometimes low cost production can make goods as different as a caviar sandwich and a Model T Ford more similar than we might expect.

The Development Debate About Chickens

When Bill Gates expressed his foundation’s support for giving chickens to people in extreme poverty, he ignited a debate about development programs.

Weekly Roundup: From the Generation Gap to the Pay Gap

This week’s economic news summary includes productivity from an aging population, the impact of cheap oil, and consumer spending on aspirational goods.

Weekly Roundup: From Lost Jobs to Fewer Tips

Posts Roundup Sunday 10.11.15 Why we stick with a brand…more Monday 10.12.15 The many meanings of the minimum wage…more Tuesday 10.13.15 How a drone port solves road problems…more Wednesday 10.14.15 Development surprises from a new Nobel winner…more Thursday 10.15.15 Finding disappearing jobs…more…

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.

Why Should Tesla Stay in New Jersey?

At my local New Jersey shopping mall, there is a Tesla store… I think. It might have closed. During the 1920s, the auto industry and local governments agreed that the way to sell a car was through a network of…