How Shrinkflation Makes More Become Less

When a producer is concerned that a price increase will diminish sales and increase consumers’ ire, the other alternative is shrinkflation.

The Fish Fight That Could Sink Brexit

As we approach a Brexit deadline, negotiations for a withdrawal deal could depend on cod, mackerel, and herring.

The EU Budget Battle

Called a “budget bloodbath,” the European Union (EU) cannot decide where to get the billions of euros it will no longer receive from the U.K.

Six Facts: Understanding More About Brexit

The political and economic sides of Brexit’s problems involve the impact of a potential no vote in Parliament and controversial draft agreement issues.

Deciding If Wine Glass Size Matters

The size of a typical British wine glass has ballooned during the past 300 years. Close to 70 ml in 1700, now it is more than six times bigger. Where are we going? To glass, plate, and portion sizes. Wine…

Throwback Thursday: Remembering When Package Sizes Shrunk

When manufacturers began downsizing packages in the U.K., we got less chocolate in a bar, fewer teabags in a box and smaller Creme Eggs.

Really Understanding the World

Seeing the world develop through bubble animation from Hans Rosling makes health and income statistics mesmerizingly enjoyable.

Another Oil Problem

Affecting millions of salads, there is a European and U.K. produce shortage while the supply of Spanish, Italian and Greek olive oil is also down.

Comparing Parental Leave Plans

Including California and the U.K., the number and benefits of parental leave plans have been increasing but we also should consider the tradeoffs.

Government Nudge Squad Questions

A government Nudge Squad that compensates for our irrational behavior is dealing with policy makers with the same behavioral economics irrationalities.