Monday Morning Economist

Jadrian Wooten
A newsletter about current events explained in the context of an economics educator.
Created 30 Jan 2021
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  • Debt Relief Coming for Taxi Medallion Holders 🚖
    08 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Last week saw the end of a 46-day long protest, including a 2-week hunger strong, outside of City Hall in New York City. The protesters weren’t upset about high rental prices and they weren’t advocati...
  • CEO of Sinaloa
    01 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    If you’re a fan of documentaries, then I have the perfect new one for you! Last year I was asked to contribute to a new documentary detailing how the Sinaloa Cartel operated similarly to other legitim...
  • What do lobsters 🦞, whales 🐳, and elephants 🐘 have in common?
    25 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Two different stories came across my newsfeed this week about how various animals are adapting to recent environmental changes. The animals in each story also share an important economic characteristi...
  • And the (Economics) Awards🏅Go To...
    18 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    At the start of 2021, everyone was talking about award season! Oscar Who? Emmy what? Actually, maybe people weren’t really talking about those awards since so few people watched them. Everyone in my s...
  • A Different Kind of Hunger Strike
    11 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    There are a number of actions workers can take when they don’t feel like their work is paid accordingly. Work slowdowns are a popular method of getting the company’s attention, but going on strike can...
  • The Big Change™️ & Better Work-Life Balance
    04 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    I used to fully believe in the mantra that if you “find a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” When I was officially hired as a professor, I convinced myself it was okay to work every ...
  • Tattoos for Tacos
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Sometimes a story comes across my newsfeed that is a very obvious example of an economics concept that I teach, and it’s too good to not share with all of you. The concept itself isn’t buried in the s...
  • Welcome to Primeville, USA
    20 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I had planned to start this newsletter with the old quote about how history repeats itself, but it turns out that is a much more popular saying than I was expecting. I emphasize historical contexts in...
  • Framing The Great Resignation
    13 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    A growing focus over the past few months has been the US labor market’s increasing quit rate. Despite the economy working itself slowly back to full strength, a growing number of workers are quitting ...
  • Economics examples from around the world
    06 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 3
    In the Spring of 2020, I presented at an economics symposium sponsored by the Journal of Economics Teaching. While I love the journal’s mission, I initially attended the symposium because it was in on...
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