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The cost of car ownership, bachelorette parties, learning about workers' rights, Girl Scout cookie inflation, and noise cameras
Hi y’all! Here are five stories from this week that contained some neat applications of economic principles or are related to teaching:
A neat infographic that shows how quickly the costs of owning a car can add up [The New York Times]
Bachelorette parties are big businesses [The Hustle]
California has a new law that requires public high schools, including charter schools, to teach students about their rights as employees [Common Dreams]
Inflation is coming for your Girl Scout cookies [NPR]
Noise cameras in New York City's Upper West Side will snap a pic of cars and motorcycles exceeding 85 decibels [The Guardian]
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