How to Hide a Price Increase

Expecting consumers to resist 8.3 percent inflation, some retailers have figured out hidden price increases that are tough to see.

What Our Money Says About Us

When Harriet Tubman becomes the face of the $20 instead of Andrew Jackson, she will show what money can say.

A Where, What, and Who Primer for Mother’s Day Spending

Knowing that consumers fuel the GDP, we can ask if our projected Mother’s Day spending will continue to support the economy.

A Global Look at Spending and Taxes

Comparing national spending and taxes in the United States to other similar countries, we see big differences.

What the Misery Index Says About Sadness

Wondering why plunging unemployment and sustained economic growth have not lifted our spirits, we need just look at the Misery Index.

The Inelastic Side of Inflation

We can see that our inflation concern has become inelastic when we look at the basic groceries that are more expensive.

Why We Should Try Not To Expect Inflation

Whether looking at 2022 or 1979, we would see that our inflation expectations can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The Mystery of the Shrinking Pretzel Packages

We have a mystery when we see that corporations are shrinking packages while their CEOs’ inflation expectations are uninformed.

How U.S. Inflation Compares to Other Countries

Looking at 46 countries, we can ask if global inflation is similar to what we are experiencing in the United States.

How the U.S. Debt Compares to Other Countries

With U.S. government debt at a $30 trillion all time high, we can look inside and beyond our borders to decide if we are borrowing too much.