Why Are Diamonds More Expensive Than Water?
Water is simultaneously one of the few things we absolutely cannot live without, and one of the things we value least. There's an economic rationale behind that.
How 17th Century Unmarried Women Helped Shape Capitalism
Under coverture, married English women had no rights to their property, even though unmarried women did, making for a unique system in Europe.
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.