What MCEE's Been Reading: February 2014
Although a short one, February is also a very full month. This month, we highlight articles about the economics behind some of February’s most noteworthy events. Take a look, and let us know what you think in the comments!
- The Super Bowl has come and gone, but is there any upside to the Seahawks’ dominating win? The Daily Beast takes a look at the relationship between Super Bowl wins and GDP growth.
- With Black History Month underway, USA Today took a closer look at Booker T. Washington’s entrepreneurial lessons. Plus: Check out EconEdLink for a K-5 lesson on Washington.
- The Winter Olympics will take place over the next two weeks, and all eyes are currently on Sochi. Why would anyone want to host the Olympics, though? (The Economist)
- Girl Scout Cookie Weekend was just last weekend, and in most places sales are in full swing. So, what are the most popular girl scout cookies? Warning: These pictures may trigger intense cookie cravings! (Business Insider)
- Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is quickly upon us. There are plenty of articles out there that examine the economics of the holiday, what about the economics of love? (Bloomberg) Plus: How does an Economist say “I Love You”?