Janet Long maintains financial lead, Larry Ahern gets $10K boost from GOP in Pinellas Commission race

Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long maintains a $60,546 lead over Republican Larry Ahern in available spending money despite her biggest spending period recorded in the most recent financial disclosure. The two candidates, who are racing for the Commission’s District 1 seat, had nearly identical fundraising numbers this period, which spanned Sept. […]

Advertising & Race : Planet Money : NPR

Find all episodes of Planet Money Summer School here. Advertising is a bit of an anomaly in economics. It doesn’t make a product better. It doesn’t make workers more productive. If anything, advertising just makes products more expensive. So why does it work so well? It comes down to solving […]