What We Can Learn From Used Car Prices

Some economists are asking if the increase in used car prices is an indicator of the path that future inflation will take.

How Do the Economy and Democracy Need Each Other?

In The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index and also through Pew Research, we can see how the economy and democracy need each other.

Deciding What We Mean By Globalization

Through focus groups in the U.K. and the U.S., Pew Research tried to identify the many sides of globalization.

When a Mask Is Like a Lunch

Looking at the past and now, we can see the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions for reducing COVID-19 fatalities.

What a Covid Resilience Rank Reveals

Comparing the Covid-19 response, Bloomberg’s resilience ranking tells us which countries are most successful and least disruptive.

Connecting Where We Shop to How We Vote

We can see the connection between shopping and voting when we look at retail establishments in down-home zones and upmarket bubbles.

What We Can Learn From a Very Fat Bear

Having observed Alaska’s Fat Bear Week, we can see the tradeoffs created by a proposed copper and gold mine.

Why a Free Race Like the Tour de France is Really Expensive

Although spectators watch the Tour de France for free along its route, the race is able to generate huge revenue for its owners.

The Reason We Weren’t Ready For the Pandemic

Trying to grasp our inadequate response to the spread of the coronavirus, we can look back at decades of decisions about pandemic preparedness.

The Surprising Upside of a Lockdown

Observing the lockdowns’ economic impact, two University of Chicago economists compared consumer traffic in places that did and did not shelter in place.