economics

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

The Plastic-Bottle, No-Marketing Economics of Bottom-Shelf Booze

There’s surprisingly little difference between well liquor and the good stuff — apart from the price