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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

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Study: Low-income parents spend direct payments on essentials for children

We’ve written about how direct pandemic payments were overwhelmingly used to pay for essential goods and services and helped lower poverty rates. New research from Washington State University (WSU) expands upon these findings with a study that finds that when low and middle-income parents receive Read More...

Why we buy

Why we buy

The emerging field of behavioral economics helps explain why spending comes so much easier than saving. Adam Smith |July/August 2010 issue We need more than multinationals to achieve economic Read More...

The buck starts here

The buck starts here

Want a quicker exit from the financial crisis? Create new consumers by putting money into the hands of the lowest earners. David Servan-Schreiber | July/August 2010 issue We need more than multinationals to achieve economic Read More...