According to the Washington Post, the Colonial Pipeline system fuels a significant amount of the east coast’s gas supply. A recent cyberattack halted the supplier and led to panic purchases and price spikes. Questions: Where were the highest rates of service station outages? Besides being a cyberattack, what were other characteristics of the attack? How… Read more »
Posts Tagged: economic concepts
This will be a make-or-break week for the Chinese stock market, after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps this weekend to prevent a stock market crash that would hurt the world’s second-largest economy. Questions: 1. What has the Chinese stock market done in the last 3 weeks? 2. What will the suspension of… Read more »
College a Commodity?
Unfortunately, most everyone now evaluates college in purely economic terms, thus reducing it to a commodity like a car or a house. There is now a cottage industry built around such data. Questions: 1. According to the author, what does the value of a degree depend upon and why should it be set apart from… Read more »