Why Does a Robot’s Gender Matter?

Shown by a male or female identity, gendered technology for our robotic vacuum cleaners or self-driving cars creates an emotional attachment.

What Economists Say About Crocs

We can use the economics of Crocs to understand why so many of us are willing and able to purchase an aesthetically questionable shoe.

Why Dinner Guests Say Thank You With Wine, Not Cash

Called repugnant transactions, there are some behaviors in which we should not engage that can involve money or moral outrage.

What We Are Drinking

In the United States and Globally, water is #1 for beverage consumption but then the two diverge, perhaps with some surprises.

Why Are Egg Prices Scrambled?

At a 15-year low, the hen to human ratio in the United States is three. While the reason is the Avian flu, the bigger problem is egg prices. Egg Prices Egg prices are up 59 percent year over year, and…

Why We Have a Santa Shortage

On the demand and supply sides of the market, we have a Santa shortage that some say has caused Santaflation.

How Restaurant Hours Have Changed

For a slew of demand and supply related reasons, chain restaurant hours have been decreasing almost everywhere.

The Slowdown on the Mississippi

A Mississippi River slowdown has created massive supply chain disruptions that have rippled far beyond the river.

How Much Is a Record Breaking Ball Worth?

Because of the sports market’s record breakers, the auction price of the Aaron Judge baseball could be several million dollars.

Inflation and a Price Caps Pressure Cooker

Bringing back memories of 1970s wage and price controls, in the U.S. and beyond, people are contemplating price caps to control inflation.