Before the Civil War, US activists sought to combat slavery through sugar boycotts. Instead, consumption grew.
Inflation is rising at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan was president.
New research shows people experience the ‘endowment effect’ of valuing an object more when they can touch it, even in virtual settings.
If bad or irrelevant news has you considering avoidance, a suggestion: just as we’ve been taught that moderation is the key to so many habits, it’s the same for news.
A recent survey finds that the pandemic made it harder for many US households to put food on the table. It also changed the ways in which people buy and store food.
Have you ever bought an item and then just not gotten around to using it because the time never felt right? New studies suggest an explanation for what researchers call nonconsumption.
Microeconomics analyzes how individuals and businesses behave as they try to get the most they can for as little money as possible.
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Protecting jobs that will be lost anyway is money that could be spent on building the green economy.
Ghanaian consumption patterns towards fast food are evolving.
We interviewed consumers about ethical fashion choices - they were well intentioned but overwhelmed. There are, however, some good sources of information for conscious shoppers.
Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry’s negative impact on the environment.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers’ personal information a priority.
Many Americans have been unable to pay their electric bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, racking up billions of dollars in delinquent bills. Where will the money come from?
When deciding whether others should make trades, children may consider who likes what.
Lack of competition regulation created outright dominance of a few players in some industries.
Many Americans had trouble paying their energy bills before COVID-19, and the current recession is making the problem worse.
If you thought these sites were consumer champions, you’re in for a rude awakening.
A scholar of slavery in the British Empire describes the first boycott against sugar made with slave labor in the West Indies.
The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on global commerce in wildlife. But many accounts focus on demand from Asia, ignoring the role of US and European consumers.