Whole Foods and the Problem With Enlightened Consumption
Whole Foods may promise ethical products, but its offerings often contradict expectations.
Who Buys Lottery Tickets?
Buying lottery tickets is a desperate measure when you are poor.
The Economic Impact of El Niño
Looking at the economic impact of the El Nino's weather pattern across the globe.
How Meteorology Changed Agriculture Forever
Early meteorology helped farmers predict yield, transforming the agricultural industry.
Why Japanese Women Don’t Stay in the Workforce
Japanese women exit the workforce at far higher rates than in other developed countries.
How Advertisers Sold Housework to Housewives
The ad campaigns behind household products emphasized the seriousness of housework.
Philanthropic Billionaires: An Investigation
Mark Zuckerberg joins a long line of philanthropic billionaires who have pledged millions of dollars to charitable causes.
Paper Money Rebellion
The Currency Act of 1764 returned the restrictions of 1751: banning colonists from printing their own legal tender bills.
Charles Dickens Had It Right
Materialism, by most measures, does not correlate to happiness.
Does Vocal Talent Translate into Album Sales?
The correlation between vocal talent and album sales is a telling indicator of what consumers want.