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.

Weekly Roundup: From Calories to Climate

Our economic news summary included climate talks and externalities, “missing women” and Asian marriage markets, seniors’ spending and manufacturing supply.

Why We Don’t Know What We Manufacture

Thinking of job declines and Chinese imports, it appears that U.S. manufacturing is declining but the facts show that production is up.