Thanksgiving Top 10 List: 2020

While Thanksgiving dinner appears to be about food, we can really understand it by looking through an economic lens.

The Top Ten Ways to Sound Like An Economist During the New Year

As the New Year begins, we might want to think of this updated list of the top ten ways that we can sound like an economist.

Thanksgiving Top Ten List For 2017

Looking at our Thanksgiving meal through a turkey top ten list, you can see how economics is about so much more than money.

Economic Humor: The Top Ten Ways To Sound Like An Economist

A top ten list for sounding like an economist is economic humor that might come in handy.

Economic Humor: The Top Ten Ways To Sound Like An Economist

A top ten list for sounding like an economist is economic humor that might come in handy.

Economic Humor: A New Year’s Resolution

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to “think economically,” please remember this top ten list: Whatever the question, always answer, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Defend a decision by declaring, “It was worth the opportunity…

Cost Benefit Analysis: Hand Drying

How about thinking economically when you dry your hands? Pulling together 12 studies on hand-drying, Mayo Clinic researchers did a cost benefit analysis of paper towels v. hot air. Because they were most concerned with hospitals and other health care facilities, bacteria…

Should Supreme Court Justices Know Economics?

Just some thoughts today about economics and the Supreme Court. Listening to Tuesday’s oral arguments,  I became concerned about some economic basics. Markets and insurance were key ideas. However, no one defined a market and insurance was initially mischaracterized. In…

New Year’s Resolutions

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to “think economically,” please remember this top ten list: 10. Whatever the question, always answer, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

A New Year’s Resolution

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to “think economically,” please remember this top ten list: 10. Whatever the question, always answer, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”  9. Defend a decision by declaring, “It was worth…