What Population Pyramids Tell Us

Far beyond their numbers, population pyramids can tell a story sbout the web that connects demography and economic growth.

When an African Pipeline Is About Much More Than Oil

Like many fossil fuel projects, a new East African pipeline is controversial because of the tradeoffs it would create.

How Can Coffee Consumption Be an Economic Indicator?

If you live in northeast Montana, the nearest Starbucks might be 192 miles from home while you could choose among 62 Starbucks between 42nd and 59th Street in Manhattan. Beyond the US, Italy has no Starbucks, Canada has 1396 and China, 1219. And, except for Morocco and Egypt, Starbucks has…