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The flowers you buy your mom for Mother’s Day may be tied to the US war on drugs

What does Mother’s Day flowers have to do with cocaine? Very little, most people would think. But as an economist, I often explain to my students that the world is economically connected, often in strange ways. The flower business is one of those strange economic connections. By Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The Conversation Mother’s Day, […]

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Today, to be patriotic, I bought my wife some red, white and blue carnations. I asked the clerk who was trimming and wrapping the flowers where they came from, and he said, “Columbia.” I would rather have purchased them from a domestic grower, but I couldn’t…. And it’s hard to find domestic fruits and vegetables, too. What happened?

July 2nd