Adam Elder

Adam Elder is a writer in San Diego. He hates author bios, so this is all you get.

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The Watertight Economics of a Coin-Throwing Fountain

People are strange, sang a man who went on to die in a Parisian bathtub. He was right, though — for example, many of us…

The Bargain-Basement Economics of Dollar Stores

Dollar stores — they’re everywhere these days. Why? Because this is America, dammit, and we want to stock up on party supplies, instant mac ’n’…

How Do You Go About Splitting a Mortgage With Your Partner?

There are a whole bunch of ways you could end up contributing to a mortgage beyond the traditional route of joint homeownership with a spouse….