economics

Money Isn’t Real, So Start Hoarding Chuck E. Cheese Prize Tickets

The bankrupt brand is preparing to destroy 7 billion of the stubs, adding unprecedented value to the rest

How Does the National Debt Affect My Personal Debt?

In a lot more ways than you think!

The Spotless Economics of Laundromats

How do these no-frills businesses work? And why do landlords insist on putting machines that cost money into your building’s laundry room?

Where’s the Government Getting All This Stimulus Cash From?

And if it’s so easy to hit up the Treasury ATM for a trillion dollars, why can’t we pay for things like universal health care and student-loan forgiveness?