The 3M face mask dustup between the U.S. and Canada, although quickly resolved, starkly illustrated that Canada must find compromises with its southern neighbour about the trade of COVID-19 products.
Bulk buying disrupts the balance of the supply chain. Here's how supply chains combat hoarding of products like toilet paper.
Psychological research suggests several ways in which socially-responsible behaviour might be encouraged.
Faced with uncertain and anxious times, brains send out instructions to start stockpiling supplies – whether you're a person facing a pandemic, or a rodent prepping for a long winter.
Behavioural scientists explain why people react badly to paternalistic messaging from politicians. If you treat people like children and tell them to stop doing something, it has the opposite effect.
Apart from their functional purpose, products can also impact how we feel, both about ourselves and our situation.
The new coronavirus outbreak has prompted panic buying in the US and around the world, even in products that are abundant.