What a Difference a Fan Makes…Maybe

This week, during the first five days of the 2021 Australian Open, the stadium was packed…by pandemic standards. It was 50 percent occupied with up to 30,000 fans. Then, authorities declared a snap lockdown because of a Covid outbreak. The…

COVID’s Divorce Rate Surprises

I suspect that you (as did I) will  find the newest numbers on the divorce rate rather surprising. Six Facts: Covid Divorce Rates 1. Pre-Pandemic for the U.S. Before the pandemic began, divorce rates had been trending downward:   2.…

Why It’s Tough to Turn Around a Big Ship

Large container ships can carry approximately 22,000 boxes called TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). Above, the vessel in our featured image has 15,000 containers. In just one of them, you can add 48,000 bananas to the global supply chain. Or, imagine…

Will We Have More Pandemic Babies?

When we look at Google word searches, at family planning surveys, and at past multi-year disasters, we can predict pandemic birth rates.

How Covid Changed The Cost of Living

Changing the worldwide cost of living is one of the countless ways that the pandemic has impacted our daily lives.

What Christmas Trees Say About the Holiday Economy

When we look at Christmas tree demand and supply, we can get a picture of how the holiday economy will appear.

When a Mask Is Like a Lunch

Looking at the past and now, we can see the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions for reducing COVID-19 fatalities.

What a Covid Resilience Rank Reveals

Comparing the Covid-19 response, Bloomberg’s resilience ranking tells us which countries are most successful and least disruptive.

How COVID-19 Affects Social Security’s Health

According to a University of Pennsylvania economist, just three questions can serve as a barometer of financial literacy. Do give them a try. I’ve listed the correct answers at the end of today’s post: As a pension expert, Wharton School…

How Lockdowns and Legalization Are Changing Marijuana

Ranging from lockdowns to legalization, there are many reasons that our marijuana demand and supply are changing.