What Central Banks Could Do To Our Cash

As more nations experiment with central bank digital currencies, we could see less cash, fewer banks, and maybe some unintended consequences.

Where Thursday Could Become the New Friday

Asking about the 4-day workweek, we can look at the answers from a recent study in Iceland and also at Sweden, Germany, and Italy.

Should Thursday Become the New Friday?

While fewer working hours can mean enjoying a shorter day or week at work, the consequences might be unpredictable.

Why People Do and Don’t Pay Taxes

The economists who think about paying taxes tell us that there are so many different reasons that people do and do not comply.

Is it Okay to Go Cashless During a Pandemic?

While cities, states, and countries have many more cashless transactions because of the pandemic, there is a downside.

How Sweden Is Coping With Coronavirus

Different from its neighbor Denmark, Sweden’s pandemic policy emphasized voluntary guidelines rather than a mandatory lockdown.

Should We Be More Like Scandinavia?

Looking at Scandinavian taxes, we can see the tradeoffs that government provided healthcare, university tuition, parental leave, and elder care require.

The Upside of Speeding Tickets

A city is getting a good return on its investment when speed cameras improve road safety and other services make residents’ life better.

The Reasons For Health Inequality

A close look at health inequality reveals that money and the life expectancy gap might not be as closely related as we might assume.

Six Facts: The Impact of Capitalism

With the political debate gravitating toward socialism and capitalism, today we take a look at six facts that tell us about capitalism in four countries.