abundance

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Man walking on campus or university
Man walking on campus or university

TVs Versus Degrees

Government heavily subsidizes demand and restricts supply in higher education. We should not be surprised when this translates into much higher prices. Read More ›
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Lovely christmas tree with beautifuly packed presents boxes under it
Lovely christmas tree with beautifuly packed presents boxes under it

The 12 Items of Christmas and Abundance

Wage growth outpaced 11 of the 12 items reviewed. Read More ›
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Family praying holding hands at Thanksgiving table. Flat-lay of feasting peoples hands over Friendsgiving table with Autumn food, candles, roasted turkey and pumpkin pie over wooden table, top view
Family praying holding hands at Thanksgiving table. Flat-lay of feasting peoples hands over Friendsgiving table with Autumn food, candles, roasted turkey and pumpkin pie over wooden table, top view

Thanksgiving will be 13 Percent More Abundant This Year

Remember it’s not how expensive things are, it’s how affordable they are that counts. To measure affordability we must compare prices to wages. Read More ›
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Innovative & Creative Idea - AI Generative
Innovative & Creative Idea - AI Generative

More Light Innovation

The cost of a 1600 lumen LED lightbulb has recently dropped by 25 percent. The new bulb also offers a great innovation. The problem with LED bulbs is that they come in five different shades. Feit Electric’s new light solves this problem by putting a switch on each bulb that lets you pick your preferred shade level. The energy to use this new lightbulb costs 17 percent more, or around 31 cents a year ($2.11 versus $1.80 based on 3 hours per day at 11 cents per kWh.) The new bulb will give you an hour of great light for less than 0.2 cents. Blue-collar workers are currently earning around $35 an hour in compensation (wages and benefits). One hour Read More ›

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Illustration of a 70s kitchen. Stove, microwave. 70s furniture. Classic retro refrigerator. 70s design
Illustration of a 70s kitchen. Stove, microwave. 70s furniture. Classic retro refrigerator. 70s design

From 1979 to 2019 Finished Goods Became 761 Percent More Abundant for Upskilling Workers

35 consumer goods take 54.4% to 94.9% less time to earn the money to buy. Most of us begin our work life as unskilled workers. But we learn new skills every day and this allows us to upgrade to higher-paying jobs. In a word, we enjoy career mobility. This is why it is important to follow a person’s path through their economic life.  We create categories to divide populations into groups. Categories can provide useful demographic snapshots. Categories don’t change but people move through categories throughout their lives. This is why in many cases it makes more sense to look at individuals instead of categories. We talk about this issue here. We looked at the time prices of 35 finished goods Read More ›