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Daycare prices, labor strikes, Lionel Messi, reservation wages, and school bus driver shortages
Hi y’all! Here are five stories from this week that contained some neat applications of economic principles or are related to teaching:
The average price of daycare and preschool in the U.S. increased 6% last month, nearly double the overall inflation rate (3.2%) [The Wall Street Journal]
This map from Cornell University tracks labor strikes across the United States [Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations]
The demand for Lionel Messie has impacted all sorts of markets, including jersey sales, ticket sales, and streaming subscriptions [Morning Brew]
It’s tough to do well in school when you can’t get to school. A new analysis finds at least one significant school bus driver shortage in every state [USA Today]
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Monday’s newsletter looked at Disney's $250 million decision to close the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser. Despite spending hundreds of millions to build the one-of-a-kind experience, Disney decided to focus on the opportunities ahead of them instead of all the money they had sunk into the hotel.