This Valentine’s Day, The Story of How the “D” Creates the Oversupply

  In light of the most romantic holiday of the year, it’s time to flop it on the table and talk about the economic implications of the D. To clarify for those with their minds in the gutter, the D is the economic variable term used to describe an individual’s desirability. In a market for … Continue reading This Valentine’s Day, The Story of How the “D” Creates the Oversupply

How Gen X Helped Create the Modern Economy Before Leaving Us a Wreck

Our series exploring the formation of the modern economy rolls on with our rollercoaster-riding aunts and uncles of Generation X. This was the group that experienced both historic peacetime economic growth and set us up for the financial implosion of the Great Recession — the hand-me-down we never wanted. Uncle Pets.com So how about that … Continue reading How Gen X Helped Create the Modern Economy Before Leaving Us a Wreck

How Our Parents Helped Create the Modern Economy They Do Not Understand

As we continue examining the foundations of our modern economy, let’s take a look at how our parents’ generation helped revolutionize labor skills, before getting left behind. For those who missed it, in the first part of the series, we gave millennials some ammunition when talking to their grandparents. Putting our jealousies aside, our grandparents pushed forward important … Continue reading How Our Parents Helped Create the Modern Economy They Do Not Understand

Why Our Grandparents Don’t “Get” the Modern Economy

In a time of comprehensive labor market disruption, no one needs to be reminded that jobs and their respective incomes are always changing in the modern economy. In this series, we’re going to dive into how the occupations of yesterday have changed with each generation. By exploring this transformation, we may be able to uncover … Continue reading Why Our Grandparents Don’t “Get” the Modern Economy