1. Markets in everything:The Bottle Charger transforms a used soda or water bottle into a 5 watt charger for a smart phone.
2. Markets in Everything: Hotel in Sweden allows customers to experience homelessness for $10 per night.
3. Houston real estate market is in an all-time frenzy: Home sales continue to skyrocket – by 28.3% in January. Sellers are getting offers from multiple buyers on the day their house goes up for sale. Last month’s average sales price of $200,296 was the highest ever recorded in Houston in a January.
Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan's Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.