How Valentine’s Became a Chocolate and Card Day

Smithsonian Magazine tells us that India wants to rebrand Valentine’s Day. Urging their citizens to shift to their own culture from a Western tradition, the Modi government proclaimed that February 14 would be “Cow Hug Day.” In the West also,…

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.

Where Red and Blue Agree

Our shared Halloween candy favorites demonstrate that red and blue states can agree on the sweeter parts of life.

A Where, What, and Who Primer for Mother’s Day Spending

Knowing that consumers fuel the GDP, we can ask if our projected Mother’s Day spending will continue to support the economy.

All You Could Ever Want to Know About a Pumpkin Slingshot

Whether looking at a pumpkin slingshot, pumpkin purchases, or pumpkin planting, the incentives are always at the margin.

Almost Everything We Need To Know About Gift Giving

Looking at what we buy and what we return, we can ask an economist and a psychologist for some gift-giving advice about our holiday spending.

The Red and Blue States That Agree on Halloween Candy Favorites

While Halloween candy spending displays some agreement between red and blue states, it also relates to a top ten list of economic ideas.