A Nation Built on Debt
What is debt and where did it come from?
Oprah, Weight Watchers, and the Power of Shame
Oprah Winfrey has recently acquired Weight Watchers. We look at them and other organizations dedicated to weight loss and body image.
Beyond the Volkswagen Scandal: What Our Choices Say About Us
Can Volkswagen repair public trust after the scandal? Here's a historical look at the brand-identification associated with the company.
Are Regulations Killing the Small Community Bank in America?
Will regulations aimed at large, investment-oriented banks kill the "It’s a Wonderful Life" promise of the American community bank?
Kleptomania: The History of Shoplifting
Shoplifting was defined as kleptomania and understood as a psychological condition, but only a some members of society..
Licoricia of Winchester, Jewish Widow and Medieval Financier
The story of Licoricia of Winchester illustrates just how much wealth and influence a Jewish woman could accumulate.
The Cost of Going Hybrid
What makes us buy hybrid cars? Going beyond the environmental argument.
How Beer Companies Made Light Beer Macho
Light beer was originally marketed for its reduced calorie count. But heavy drinking men weren't into that.
What Early Economists Thought About Sex
We take a look at how sex was viewed by early economists, from Sir William Petty to Adam Smith to Jeremy Bentham.
Introducing “Treasury Notes”
Treasury Notes, a new JSTOR Daily column, will discuss money in its historical context.