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.”

What We Will Miss in the Mall

Looking at the first shopping mall and its evolution, we can see how its original concept will now be turned upside down.

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.

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 Ups and Downs of Consumer Spending

Because of the coronavirus impact, consumer spending has shifted away from many of the goods and services we normally buy.

How Your Purchases Reflect Your Politics

When researchers have compared consumer purchases and politics, they’ve observed that what we buy can relate to whether we are a Democrat or a Republican.

Six Facts That We Need To Know About Tariffs

For a brief summary of all you need to know about the impact of tariffs, these six facts range from 19th century theory to recent trade disputes.