Looking at our economic tailwinds and headwinds, we can ask if together they will create a soft landing rather than a recession.
How We Spend Our Money
Because our age and where we live can determine consumer spending differences, they also create inflation disparities.
Why We Won’t Get the Gifts We Want
For this holiday season, economists tell us that gift giving could say more about the giver than what the recipient wants.
How Our Income and Spending Can Create Happiness
Trying to determine the connection between money and happiness, scholars are looking at what we earn and what we buy.
Where Shrinkflation Is Retail Camouflage
Concerned that inflation might reduce sales, the remedy is shrinkflation through which food makers reduce package size.
The Surprising Side of Our Pandemic Spending
Comparing consumer spending for higher and low income households, we might be surprised by which ones rebounded sooner.
How Covid-19 Changed Our Spending
There was an unusual spike in demand that began during March 2020. It signaled the beginning of the lockdown: Spirits had the largest gain. But that was not the whole story. Consumer Spending Changes More Our spending patterns changed during…
The Red and Blue States That Select the Same Halloween Candy
Because the people in red and blue states prefer the same Halloween candy, we have one holiday that unites us.
Where Stimulus Cash Was Spent
As we plan new stimulus spending, we can look back at the CARES Act to see how recipients used their money.
The One Letter That Shows the Shape of the Economic Recovery
When we use the alphabet to describe an economy recovery from the coronavirus, rather than an “L” or a “V,” some economists now suggest a “K.”