Timothy B Lee

Timothy B Lee

Washington DC
Tim is a reporter in Washington DC.
Jan
25
Why Agatha Christie could afford a maid and a nanny but not a car

Why Agatha Christie could afford a maid and a nanny but not a car

The counterintuitive principle that explains the modern world.
10 min read
Jan
20
18 charts that explain the American economy

18 charts that explain the American economy

A fun and colorful way to understand what's happening.
14 min read
Dec
30
Six economics-related newsletters you should read in 2022

Six economics-related newsletters you should read in 2022

If you like Full Stack Economics, you'll probably enjoy these newsletters as well.
5 min read
Dec
16
Amazon still isn't doing enough to stop bait-and-switch reviews

Amazon still isn't doing enough to stop bait-and-switch reviews

Shady merchants have been gaming Amazon's review system for years.
4 min read
Dec
15
Why the Fed’s words speak louder than actions

Why the Fed’s words speak louder than actions

The Fed must control inflation without triggering a recession.
8 min read
Dec
13
Why battery costs have plunged 89 percent since 2010

Why battery costs have plunged 89 percent since 2010

A 600-fold increase in battery production made batteries much cheaper.
8 min read
Dec
12
Tucker Carlson is spreading misinformation about the inflation rate

Tucker Carlson is spreading misinformation about the inflation rate

The Inflation rate is the highest in decades. But it's not close to 15 percent.
9 min read
Dec
06
Inflation-adjusted college tuition is finally falling

Inflation-adjusted college tuition is finally falling

College enrollment has been falling since 2012. The pandemic accelerated the decline.
3 min read
Dec
02
Why low-paid workers have enjoyed a long wage boom

Why low-paid workers have enjoyed a long wage boom

Booms and busts affect low-wage workers the most.
6 min read
Nov
29
Biden should allow Zoom visa interviews to ease the labor shortage

Biden should allow Zoom visa interviews to ease the labor shortage

A visa backlog has stranded 460,000 potential workers outside the US.
4 min read