When Is Amazon Prime’s Price Too Pricey?

While the history of Amazon Prime price hikes shows membership continued to grow, we can ask if a new increase will have the same impact.

The Tangles in Our Supply Chain

Globally creating supply chain tangles, the pandemic produced labor shortages and shipping distortions that the system couldn’t handle.

How Covid Caused a Bagels and Cream Cheese Crisis

Covid’s impact on factory labor, truck drivers, and packaging supplies has resulted in a New York City cream cheese shortage.

A Christmas Tree’s Economic Message

About much more than foliage, Christmas tree economics convey a message composed of the price increases that are rippling across the U.S.

Six Twists in Our Supply Chain

Ranging from ships to ports to truckers and warehouses, our supply chain twists are causing delayed deliveries everywhere.

Social Media’s Hidden Cost

Ranging from individuals to the entire economy, the cost of social media generally and of Facebook specifically ripples in many directions.

What We Can Learn From a Hot Tub

Affecting goods that range from stoves to couches, the causes of pandemic delivery delays can be shown by a disrupted hot tub supply chain.

What People Will Pay For a Dorito

A Dorito or a Cheeto can become collectible snacks when they are sufficiently unique to be worth an elevated price.

Why an Airline Seat Is Like a Hotel Room and a Disney Ride

Looking at extra fees, we can say that airline seats, hotel rooms, and Disney World rides are somewhat similar.

How Covid Changed World Energy Consumption

Ranging from oil to wind and solar, the supply and demand sides of world energy consumption responded to Covid-19 with some surprises.