Posts Tagged ‘consumer spending’

  • Luxury Cars Out to Pasture

    Global Economic Growth: From Meat to Luxury Cars

    Sep 18, 13 • 1064 Views • No Comments

    For many of us, becoming  more affluent first means more meat and then maybe a washing machine. Imagine a spending ladder in emerging market nations like the BRICs–Brazil, Russia, India, China. At each rung, spending surges and then flattens at that......  [read more]

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    Emerging Markets: Beer and Dishwashers

    Sep 17, 13 • 1235 Views • No Comments

    In emerging markets, just when people start to drink less beer, they buy more dishwashers. According to the American Association of Wine Economists (yes, really), as individual incomes rise to $22,000, so too does beer consumption. Then though, when wine and......  [read more]

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    Consumer Spending: Some Starbucks Humor

    Apr 28, 13 • 1184 Views • No Comments

    This Ellen Show segment with Dennis Quaid at Starbucks was hilarious. Afterwards, for an economic life connection, we can relate it to consumer spending. Starbucks just reported its second quarter fiscal year 2013 earnings and said that their US customer......  [read more]

  • It’s All About Henry

    Jul 7, 12 • 397 Views • No Comments

    Are you a DINK, a YUPPIE, or a HENRY? Double Income, No Kids Young  Upwardly Mobile Urban Professionals High Earners, Not Rich Yet.   Our economic recovery might depend on Henry. Earning from $100,000-$250,000, the Henrys are in the top 20% income......  [read more]

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    Health Care Costs

    Mar 10, 12 • 396 Views • No Comments

    Looking forward to your daily Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino, you see that the calorie count sign says 500 calories. Change your mind? Most studies indicate that knowing a calorie count has little if any impact on purchasing decisions. Then, you stroll to......  [read more]