Posts Tagged ‘consumer prices’

  • Christmas Price Index Geese

    The Christmas Price Index Might Be As Good As the CPI

    Dec 22, 13 • 282 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Economic Humor, Entertainment, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    This year, the increase in the PNC Christmas Price Index far exceeded the CPI. I do wonder, though, whether the CPI is really more accurate. Whereas the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Consumer Price Index includes food, medical care and cars, PNC Wealth

  • McDonald's Delivers in Many Developing Nations.

    Emerging Markets: Brazil’s Big Mac

    Jul 2, 13 • 244 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    The price of a Big Mac can explain some of Brazil’s problems. But first, I wanted to share some insight about Brazil from financial writer James Surowiecki. In emerging markets like Brazil’s, the problems start when GDP rises, people earn more and