Looking At Global Gas Prices

Looking at global gasoline prices, we can see that what we spend for a gallon is much less than people pay elsewhere.

Why We Run Out of Gas

Suggesting causation, people are pointing out that as gasoline prices go up, more drivers are stranded with an empty tank.

Why Coffee Inflation Is Different

While ascending food prices could encourage us to buy less of certain breakfast items, the impact of coffee inflation could be different.

The Inelastic Side of Inflation

We can see that our inflation concern has become inelastic when we look at the basic groceries that are more expensive.

Why Gasoline Prices Rise Faster Than They Fall

Seeing that barrels of crude oil are increasing expensive, we can ask if and how quickly our gasoline prices will respond.

Why an Airline Seat Is Like a Hotel Room and a Disney Ride

Looking at extra fees, we can say that airline seats, hotel rooms, and Disney World rides are somewhat similar.

How Much We Care About Gasoline Prices

Since one state’s gasoline prices could be double what people pay in another state, we can ask if the price affects how much we purchase.

Will We Really Pay More to be Green?

Although many of us express a willingness to pay more for green products, a close look reveals that price can still have a big impact on our decision.

What Do Coca-Cola and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Have in Common?

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Coca-Cola are just two examples of higher consumer prices because transport and ingredient costs have gone up.

The Reasons That Airlines Boost Fees Rather than Fares

When the rising price of fuel boosts airlines’ costs, they can buoy their bottom line by increasing optional and barely noticeable fees or raising fares.