What We Pay For Gas

To determine the impact of a temporary federal tax and maybe state tax holiday, we need to look at how state gasoline prices vary.

Why $195 Million Was A Disappointing Price

Shown by a Christie’s auction this week of an an Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe silkscreen, pricing a painting can be unpredictable.

How a Gig Driver Is Like a Pancake

When gas prices affect the supply of gig drivers, they could also impact our breakfast and food deliveries.

The Dilemma That Comes With a Warning Label

The warning label creates a supply and demand dilemma because producers want you to read all of it…but not really.

A Tale of Two Turkeys

From farms to grocery stores to the dining table, the Covid supply crunch has made Thanksgiving meal plans unpredictable.

How Hospital Price Transparency Became Foggy

Although the hospital prices transparency rule kicked in last January, it still is somewhat impossible to decipher a hospital’s price list.

How to Own the Moon

Owning the moon has been debated since the 1960s when countries, businesses, and individuals had to decide if we had a common heritage.

How Covid Changed World Energy Consumption

Ranging from oil to wind and solar, the supply and demand sides of world energy consumption responded to Covid-19 with some surprises.

Where a Pop in a Corn Price is a Problem

When North Korean prices for rice and corn rise steeply, we get the message that something is wrong with supply and demand.

When Ransom Markets Depend on Supply and Demand

Whether looking at hostage victims of kidnappers or ransomware from hackers, we find similar ransom markets.