Colonial Empires and Girl Scout Cookies

In today’s edition of the Tulip Teacher, we explore an unlikely pairing with a common thread: The humble American Girl Scout cookie hustle and the world’s largest and most brutal empires throughout history. The American Girl Scouts are famous for pounding the pavements to raise money by selling s’mores, cookies, thin mints and many others.Continue reading “Colonial Empires and Girl Scout Cookies”

The Tragedy of the Communal Kitchen

This might be divisive but before you read the following scenarios just be aware that I hate, hate, double hate, loathe entirely anyone who falls under the following categories. You are the worst kind of person. Just the worst. Gym bros who leave weights lying around Anyone who has ever worn a plaster as theyContinue reading “The Tragedy of the Communal Kitchen”

Trading Your House For a Flower

In the 17th Century swapping your perfectly functional home (the home which you need to live) for the bulb of a tulip became, momentarily, a decision that made you sit back in your seat and really contemplate. This is the bizarre scenario that occurred in the Netherlands, so bizarre in fact that is has rightfullyContinue reading “Trading Your House For a Flower”

The Cheapest Big Mac on Earth

“A Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza HutA Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza HutMcDonald’s McDonald’s Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza HutMcDonald’s McDonald’s Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut” For those who don’t recognise this lyrical masterpiece, in 2003, a walking advertisement ofContinue reading “The Cheapest Big Mac on Earth”

Considering Investing? Here’s How to Lose Money

Have you ever seen a flock of birds in the sky when they are moving back and forth as one entity, changing shapes and direction, almost fluid? If you haven’t seen it on a David Attenborough show, just take a look for yourself: Though it is totally captivating, it is practically impossible to predict theContinue reading “Considering Investing? Here’s How to Lose Money”

The 5-Minute News Buster: Vaccines

Welcome to the new topical insight edition of the Tulip Teacher Blog: “The 5-minute News Buster”. In these editions I will take something topical from the news and condense it into a 5-minute read. I want to take you through the complexity of these topics in simple economic terms that you will almost certainly notContinue reading “The 5-Minute News Buster: Vaccines”

The Economics of the Black Panther Part 2

For reference: Wakanda, that’s the place in the photo, it’s not my photo but it looks nice right? Talk about “Instagram Influencer” pose though, who knew the Black Panther was such a try-hard. “Make them for it, and turn….”. Oh if you haven’t read Part 1 yet, stop, go back, read that first, I needContinue reading “The Economics of the Black Panther Part 2”