Where a Pop in a Corn Price is a Problem

When North Korean prices for rice and corn rise steeply, we get the message that something is wrong with supply and demand.

What the Fed’s Dot Plot Tells Us

We can get some insight about the June 2021 Federal Reserve decisions when we look at the dot plot that displays what officials forecast.

A Brief and Basic Primer On the Federal Debt

Knowing that the trillions spent on pandemic relief will accelerate the growth of the federal debt, we can ask where we will get money.

Where State Money Can Come From

Billions of dollars of pandemic rescue money was added to state revenue dollars that varied in size and source from place to place.

When a Grade Is Like a Price

Looking at grade inflation at colleges and universities, we can ask whether the increase can be compared to prices.

6 Facts about China’s One, Two, Three-Child Policy

When we look at China’s child policies, changing from one to two to three, we see an impact on babies, boys, and the elderly.

When a Beard Is Like a Window

Although beard and window taxation were in different countries for different reasons, both relate to Willie Sutton and where the money is.

Inflation Clues From Sticky Prices

To solve the mystery created by the inflation worries that are in the news, we can look at sticky and flexible prices.

What We Can Learn From a Gnome Shortage

At home because of Covid, many of us have been busy in our backyards. We’ve needed more seeds, tools, and gnomes. And that is the problem. At one garden center in the U.K., they’ve not seen a gnome for six…

What Can We Learn From Japan?

Looking back at the Japanese economy and ahead at the United States, we can ask if we will have similar fiscal and monetary results.