A Simple Explanation of Wacky Oil Prices

Looking at a crude oil matchmaker, production, and consumption, we can simply explain the below zero April oil price plunge.

When Pandemic Electricity Demand Is Like the Big Flush

Although pandemic lockdowns have reduced electricity demand, still, like the “big flush” after the Super Bowl, they need to retain peak capacity.

How Your Purchases Reflect Your Politics

When researchers have compared consumer purchases and politics, they’ve observed that what we buy can relate to whether we are a Democrat or a Republican.

The Baby Boomer Home Sale Surge

As Baby Boomers decide whether they want to move, downsize, sell or rent, housing markets could see an avalanche of home sales.

The Big French Fry Crunch

Because of bad weather in parts of Canada and the major U.S. growing states, we could have a potato shortage that creates a French fry crunch.

Why World Series Ticket Prices Are Soaring

Because baseball fans from Washington D.C. have waited 86 years for their team to reach the top, their World Series ticket prices are soaring.

What North Korean Workers Did With Their Choco Pies

While the North Korean economy is centrally planned, the Choco Pie is a tiny example of the how a market system develops.

The Lid on the Pot Industry

While states find it’s tough to predict marijuana tax revenue, they can assume that higher rates will nudge consumers toward black markets.

A Surprising Fast-Food Fact

Although fast-food consumption has been connected to income, recent research indicates the correlation is not what we expect.

The Five Stars We Don’t Deserve

Uber just announced that if you or I get a low rating from a driver, it could have dire consequences. When a rider violates Uber’s community guidelines, that person “may lose access.” Those “guidelines” tell us not to ask drivers…