October 2019 Friday’s e-links: From the Proclivities of Monkeys to Trade Disputes and a Small Town in Alaska

Friday’s e-links: Laurie Santos’s excitement about what she can learn from her monkeys and their economic behavior made this podcast superb.

August 2019 Friday’s e-links: From Retroviruses to the Travels of a T-Shirt and Average Fast-Food Drive-Through Times

Friday’s e-links: Focusing on a monumental scientific breakthrough, Malcolm Gladwell produced a memorable podcast in “The Obscure Virus Club.”

January 2019 Friday’s e-links: From Slowbalization to the Psychology of Food and Libraries

Friday’s e-links: Today we share an episode of the Trade Talks podcast that talks about the slowdown in globalization through three lenses.

September 2018 Friday’s e-links: From the Story of Spanx to Trade and the Human Lifespan

Last updated 9/28/18 Every once in a while, (and sometimes each day) I listen to a great podcast, enjoy an article, or see a good video that I want to share with you. I like to think of them as…

Weekly Roundup: From Less Waste to More Chicken Feet

Ranging from U.S. chicken feet exports to “Hamilton” tickets, our weekly roundup included China worries and price discrimination.

Weekly Roundup: From Less Waste to More Chicken Feet

Ranging from U.S. chicken feet exports to “Hamilton” tickets, our weekly roundup included China worries and price discrimination.

Weekly Roundup: From Income Inequality to Parental Leave

Our weekly roundup includes a look at parental leave plans and fuel conservation, an ethanol update and how corn markets can surprise us.

What Would David Ricardo Say About Your Sneakers?

While the uniforms, boots and other items worn by the military are supposed to be 100% “Made in the USA,” exceptions are okay if we cannot make what they need. Athletic shoes became one of those exceptions when the Defense…

Election Economics: The Economics of Foreign Policy

Although tonight’s presidential debate is about foreign policy, perhaps the real focus is the economy. More than 200 years ago, Alexander Hamilton created the connection between economic policy and foreign policy. By funding the Revolutionary War debt, he established public credit and US borrowing…

More Sole Rights

Should a musician be happy with file-sharing and piracy? Maybe. According to a recent study of counterfeits, certain businesses should welcome “fakes.” The study looked at counterfeit footwear from China. Sold in the U.S., the fakes affected the real thing…