economics

How Much Money Do Christmas Albums Make?

How much money can one smash-hit holiday song rake in?

What Determines the Street Value of a Drug?

The fact that your dealer could land in prison has a lot to do with it

Wrongful Conviction Compensation Payouts Are Wildly Uneven (and Often Grossly Unfair)

Many states don’t even have compensation laws, and for those that do, it can be a long, grueling process to actually get the money

How Do Lids (and Other Places That Just Sell Hats) Stay Open?

The profit margins aren’t that big after all the licensing deals, but it’s still a billion-dollar industry