economics

The Finely Pressed Economics of Your Neighborhood Dry Cleaners

And more importantly, why the cost can vary so much from place to place — even when they’re mere blocks from each other

The Highly Profitable Economics of Cheap Flip-Flops

How much do those ubiquitous foam and plastic flip-flops actually cost to make?

The Fizzy Economics of La Croix and Other Trendy Sparkling Waters

Why are there a million kinds of sparkling water nowadays, anyway?

The Greasy Economics of Potato Chips

How a potato in the ground eventually ends up in crumbs all over your shirt — and who makes what along the way

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