Economics and The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games – book and movie

I have no excuse – no teenage daughter or son around the house to lure me into Suzanne Collins’ trilogy that starts with The Hunger Games. I read all three just for the fun of it. And now there is an interesting tie-in between the book/movie and . . . → Read More: Economics and The Hunger Games

Congratulations, Environmentalists

It looks oil price trends don’t bode well for the future of air travel:

Emirates, the biggest airline by international traffic, said more carriers will go bust this year as fuel costs and sluggish economies undermine profitability.

“We can reel off a whole load of airlines that are teetering on the brink or are . . . → Read More: Congratulations, Environmentalists

Drinking at home

I was a bit distracted last month, so I missed the latest inflation data for Pittsburgh covering the 2nd half of 2011. The short story is gasoline is up in itself and you see the energy transportation costs filtering through a lot of other things.   Other than gasoline, electricity costs over the year are . . . → Read More: Drinking at home

Economic Events on March 26, 2012

At 8:00 AM Eastern time, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will give a speech at the National Association for Business Economics.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index for February will be released, providing an update on economic activity and inflationary pressure in the United States.

At 10:00 AM Eastern . . . → Read More: Economic Events on March 26, 2012