Connecting economics, current events, and history, this week’s economic news roundup ranges from diaper demand to cream cheese shortages.
One of the little noticed transformative impacts on our lives was the arrival of toll-by-plate, aka, E-ZPass or AET (All Electronic Tolling).
The ingredients of China’s new demographics recipe includes fewer marriages, a declining birth rate, more elderly, and interest in funerals.
Looking at the life of a Christmas tree from seedling to six footer, we can see why it will cost us approximately $75.
Looking at this year’s most popular emojis like Tears of Joy, we can see that small images can become big messages.
With the Whopper celebrating its 64th birthday, we can look back to how burger and grocery prices have changed since 1957.
Covid’s impact on factory labor, truck drivers, and packaging supplies has resulted in a New York City cream cheese shortage.