Supply and demand, yes. But polygamy?

Dear Economist, I live in a place where polygamy is allowed, but generally avoided. One of my friends has two wives. When asked why, he once quipped “more suppliers means more competition and better service for the customer”. Now I know, both intuitively and through...

I’m 13 and smart, but my family ignores me

Dear Economist, You may be surprised to receive a question from a 13-year-old reader of the FT, but I always steal the weekend paper from my father, who is an economics professor. Everyone in my family is well educated, which is why simple dinner chit-chat usually...

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