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…

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 Our Buying Behavior Has Changed

Walmart’s CEO said our buying behavior has shifted during the pandemic. First we cared about toilet paper and sanitizer. Now it’s puzzles, games, hair dye, and beard trimmers. Where are we going? To consumer spending. Shifting Consumer Spending A Timeline…

The People Who Live Together During a Lockdown

Because global household size ranges from single individuals to extended families, the impact of a lockdown will vary considerably.