The Most Unexpected Market

Like all activities that relate to supply and demand, ransom markets involve predictable behavior from kidnappers, their victims, and negotiators.

What Chipotle Says About Its Avocados

Investors have been told that Avocado prices are nudging food costs up at Chipotle. At the end of last March, aggressive demand and lower supply from California made avocados more expensive. In its most recent Annual Report, the company even…

Why It’s Now the Pits For Avocados

Although Fresh Direct did not really eliminate the avadcado pit, they could more accurately tell us that they were increasing avocado prices.

The Inconspicuous Consumption That Shouts Your Wealth

The average American has access to the types of consumer goods that only the wealthy used to buy. We can purchase a pricey iPhone or watch Netflix on a massive home TV screen. We eat steak, enjoy ahi tuna, and…

What You Might Not Know About Cardboard Boxes

Easy to ignore, the quantity of cardboard boxes that we demand has soared because of the incentives created by Amazon Prime.

When Awards Give Us More or Less Than We Expect

While awards are all about recognition, inspiration, and appreciation, sometimes they are not exactly what we expect them to be.

The Value of the Brands We Love the Most

Adding to the value of a good or a service, firms in the top 15 global brands like Apple and Amazon have our loyalty by distinguishing what they produce.

The Mystery of the Missing Jobs

To understand why certain cities have more dog walkers, scientists, and pastry chefs, we just need to look at the geography of jobs.

More Mind Boggling Facts About Where Our Energy Comes From

In one handy graphic from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, you can see U.S. energy consumption and production for our homes, businesses, and vehicles.

A Closer Look at Apple in China

Looking at Apple in China, we can see the collateral damage that a seemingly targeted tariff can create for multinationals.