The Unintended Consequence of a Garbage Ban

Although Jasper, Indiana’s garbage ban sounded ideal for the environment, it did have unintended consequences.

Why a Bigger Baggage Bin Is Like a New Highway

Whether looking at airlines’ overhead baggage bins or highway construction, we see supply created incentives boosting demand.

Where We Need No Cash

Looking for a cashless economy, our first destination would be Sweden to see the upside and its unintended consequences.

Where Golden Visas Create Unintended Consequences

Created with the best intentions, instead, countries’ Golden Visas wound up with undesirable unintended consequences.

How Our New Year’s Resolutions Have Changed

Seeing that our New Year’s resolutions have changed since last year, we have to figure out new devices to keep them.

When Doing Good Backfires

Previously a huge economic mystery, researchers now think they know why the gender wage gap stopped shrinking during the 1990s.

The Shift in Recycling That No One Knew About

As a seemingly virtuous activity with a hidden downside, the impact of recycling is not what many of us expect.

Where Self-Driving Cars Could Take Us

Ultimately creating unintended consequences, more self-driving cars will change insurance policies and pedestrian behavior.

When “Doing Good” Has Unintended Consequences

Although everything about multinationals implementing responsible sourcing sounds beneficial, a closer look reveals its complexities.

The Unexpected Sides of Pickleball

Reflecting the impact of a fast growing sport, pickleball economics takes us to a slew of unintended consequences.