The “demand curve” starts high and then falls.
Tariffs hurt Canadian consumers, but also Canadian producers who rely on imported inputs.
Sex doesn’t sell particularly well—violence does a lot better.
Value is subjective, and the value of art may be one of the most subjective values out there.
Knitters need to stop claiming that knitting is somehow “anti-consumption.”
People make decisions every day based on the costs they perceive and the benefits they expect from individual actions.
Among OECD countries (including Canada), there’s a lot of diversity in growth numbers, but little variation in consumer confidence.
The ongoing debate over the three Canadian telecommunications giants and the possibility of U.S-based Verizon entering the Canadian market has once again brought consumer issues to the fore.
I shall beg off addressing that particular issue it has been covered in detail by others, but the fact so many have passionate views is a reminder that consumer issues matter. This is unsurprising, given that almost everyone outside of some fellow in a remote cabin in North Korea is a consumer. Almost everyone then has an interest in such pocketbook issues.