Real and perceived economic grievances often fuel extremist groups like Hamas. Here’s how the economic basics of supply provide a way to tackle terrorism.
An expert in high-end collectibles explains why certain items can become valuable – and also how they can lose worth.
The Fed has been trying to tame employment and wages to keep inflation in check. It ain’t working.
Strikes, climate change and the cost of living are among factors that will affect product availability this winter.
An economist provides insight into how inflation is measured, where it comes from and how it is impacting Canadians and the economy at large.
The latest data shows imports of bottle rockets, sparklers and other fireworks at a record pace, even as consumer demand appears likely to wane. That could create opportunities for patient revelers.
An economist explains why imposing price caps to ensure shoppers can still afford to feed their families healthy food will only make things worse.
The Fed officially began its biggest inflation fight in four decades.
When entire sectors shut down, the demand for energy plummets.
Some of the problems have been easing, but there are lots of reasons to expect more turbulence in the months ahead.
More housing supply doesn’t mean lower prices. If policy-makers want to make homes more affordable, they must tackle developers who drive up prices and consider taxing capital gains on homes.
The black stuff is suddenly much more expensive – the question is whether smallhold farmers will see any of the proceeds.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care.
Ironically, it is the “ivory-tower” economists who tend to do the most interesting, and valuable, work.
Shutdowns at microchip factories, panic-buying by electronics manufacturers, and legions of workers and home-schoolers needing new devices, have put a global squeeze on the electronics market.
A program intended to reduce coca production ended up giving two Latin American countries a big boost to their flower power.
Prices are the signals the private sector relies on to direct resources. Snuffing out these signals may prove too costly for consumers in the end.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people are stockpiling essential supplies. But policy-makers may be able to influence both the supply and demand through public announcements and advisories.
An economist explains why turkeys defy the economic laws of supply and demand.
Is the 61% spike in the price of Brazil nuts this year because we’re going nuts for nuts?