If Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, it’s not because they are too expensive. An adult American could meet the daily dose of fruits and vegetables recommended by the Department of Agriculture for less than $2.50 a day. That’s … Continue reading
According to the Wall Street Journal, it is stable.
This stunning chart is in Bill Gates’ annual letter. It shows that people in countries with a heavier burden of infectious disease tend to have a lower I.Q. Apparently this is due to several factors. Malaria directly damages the brain … Continue reading
I was interviewed on Poptech about the price of education in India, fertilizer in Kenya and human life in Zimbabwe.
What has all this snow cost us? One reads about the impact of snow on New York City’s budget. But what about the rest of us? Those living in Connecticut may have to factor in the price of a new … Continue reading
Paul Krugman has an excellent analysis here of the rising prices of grains. He argues it’s essentially due to bad weather and failed harvests in countries of the former Soviet Union. The problem is exacerbated by bad weather and failed … Continue reading
In The Price of Everything I write about how pay is becoming increasingly lopsided around the world. The trend is evident from top entertainers to star chief executives at big multinational corporations: superstars are reaping a growing share of the … Continue reading
Megan Buskey writes: “At a time of seemingly proliferating risks, though, Porter’s searching book is a welcome reminder of the necessity of prudent decision making.”
Is fascinated by the “Freakonomics-like narrative” of The Price of Everything.
I discuss sports with Jeremy Schaap on ESPN Radio’s “The Sporting Life.”