The Ripple of a No Deal Brexit

When we follow the trail of a no deal Brexit, the massive ripple of its impact ranges from intangible uncertainty to a real impact on business activity.

When Gasoline is Like Spotify

We used to buy what we needed. Now we subscribe. If you live in Chicago, you can sign up for a weekly gasoline delivery subscription. For $16 a month plus the price of the gas, Yoshi will fill up your…

Wilted Lettuce, Moldy Strawberries, and the Impact of Brexit

Thinking of wilted lettuce, moldy strawberries, and a slower trip from the Hook of Holland to Harwich, England, we can see the impact of Brexit.

Why the Kilogram Had to Change

To become more accessible and accurate, a new kilogram has been developed that that is based on ideas rather than an object.

Why We Share Homes, Cars, and Clothing With Strangers

An economist can explain why we are willing to share homes (Airbnb), carpools (BlaBlaCar), and clothing (Rent the Runway) with strangers.

Changing EU Times

European Union time zones could change if individual nations get to choose if they want perpetual summer time or winter time.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Credit Card Signature

Soon, the credit card signature will be extinct and so too will another transaction “cost” that made spending money a little more difficult.

The Chaos Created By Venezuela’s Soaring Inflation Rate

When Venezuela’s inflation rate entered the stratosphere, it created chaos that shifted the rhythm and rationality of daily life.

A Simple Tax Story

Thinking of tax reform, we can not only look at what we pay and how much, but also at simplifying taxes through pre-filled forms from the IRS.

The Time Zone Changes That Massachusetts Might Make

Cows don’t like the switch to daylight saving time. A California organic dairy farmer said he enjoys the extra hour of light that starts in March. But his cows don’t. Because they are accustomed to a 2:00 a.m. milking regimen,…