Pandemic Economics

Many workers are able to continue working without leaving home and risking exposure. Looking at which workers have this option reveals other insights. In this episode, Brent Neiman and Simon Mongey discuss their research quantifying who can work from home and who bears the costs of social distancing policies.

The Indicator from Planet Money on NPR

Consumers have always wanted more choices and new products, but until recently, companies couldn’t produce them in a cost-effective way. How have innovations in technology and manufacturing allowed the proliferation of niche products in our shopping carts?