Archive: Economy & Jobs
A License to Kill Jobs
Do You Have a Permit for That?
Starting a business is tough. Acquiring the skills necessary to succeed, attracting and retaining customers, and outcompeting the competition are not easy feats to accomplish. It can be even tougher once government regulations are thrown into the mix.
Hacking Mosquitoes to Save Lives
How Innovation is Being Harnessed to Take on Deadly Diseases at the Source
Hacking pests could be a turning point in defeating some deadly diseases and saving millions of lives worldwide. It could also end the need for conventional spraying campaigns.
WATCH: Love Gov 2: A License to Kill … Jobs
Episode 3 | Season 2
In this episode, Sam and Katie take on side-hustles to pay bills.
Welcome to Catalyst!
The internet can be a noisy place. Sometimes just logging into social media feels like stepping onto a battlefield, except nobody knows who’s on which team and what the teams even mean anymore.
Two-way Trade in the “Same” Commodity
The same commodity can be both imported and exported to a single country.
In some economically relevant regard, the product being imported at any particular moment differs from the product being exported from a given country. International trade is much more complex than one might imagine.
What Can We Learn From 16th Century Pirates?
16th century pirates have a lesson to teach about free trade.
In the 1500s, Chinese imperial officials vigorously prohibited international trade.
How Much Training Do I Need for This Job?
The government has a lot of good intentions in the job world.
The government has a lot of good intentions in the job world. Bureaucrats want to protect consumers, workers, and the environment. But in practice, they end up protecting people from jobs.
How Much Do You Know About Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate?
Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate tells the story of Alexis and Gov, who is “just here to help.”
How a Charity Uses Fake Money and Auction Markets to Help Feed America
This nonprofit worked with economists to solve a knowledge problem.
Feeding America’s CEO recognized the mismatch between local and central knowledge, and was determined to solve the problem.
WATCH: Love Gov 2: Moving Out and Up
Season 2 | Episode 5
In this episode, Rebekah, Sam, and Katie agree to move out, but they keep hitting obstacles from Gov, including the prohibitive cost of living in the city.