What We Can Learn From a Ketchup Packet

The Covid shortages of Heinz ketchup packets show us that less of a tomato spread is about a lot more than a condiment.

Where We Have the Best Work-Life Balance

For each of us, the metrics that measure well-being could vary. So, to start, you might want to try this OECD interactive exercise. Called “Better Life Index,” it lets you decide what the good life means. Or, you could just…

Why We Need Bigger Cars

The U.S. birth rate has been gliding downward. Per thousand women, aged 15 to 44, the general fertility rate dipped from 60.1 in 2018 to a provisional 56.8 during the end of 2020: Correspondingly, remaining at 20 percent, there is…

Who Should Pay the Rent During the Pandemic?

Deciding who should pay the rent, we can move up a rent cancellation ladder with a tenant at the bottom and the Fed at the top.

What Kind of Consumer Are You?

Looking at 18 countries, we would see that the interplay of health and wealth during the coronavirus pandemic has affected consumer behavior.

What Kind of Consumer Are You?

Looking at 18 countries, we would see that the interplay of health and wealth during the coronavirus pandemic has affected consumer behavior.

What Main Street and Wall Street Say About Your Wealth

A closer look at U.S. wealth distribution reveals the role of home and securities ownership and the vast gap between the top and bottom 50 percent.

What Might (and Might Not) Surprise Us About Working Moms

On this Mother’s Day, we can celebrate the impact of working moms on their kids but not on the division of labor at home during the coronavirus lockdowns.

Who Will Do the Spending?

When we look at where consumer spending has declined and where we expect to spend in the future, we can ask where recovery spending will come from.

Six Handy Facts About Marriage and Divorce Rates

It’s been called a “covidivorce.” After lockdowns ended, China reported that divorce applications were swamping officials in two provinces, Sichuan and Shanxi. Therapists explain that the new togetherness is,  “…like putting all our issues into a frying pan and really…