• December 23, 2013  

    When purchasing holiday gifts for your friends and family, is it really the thought that counts? Some economists argue that spending money on presents that don’t produce the same amount of satisfaction from the receiver is a dead weight loss. Paul Solman explores this grinchy economic perspective on the holiday shopping season. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2009    

    In his new book, “Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Presents for the Holidays,” economist Joel Waldfogel argues that giving unwanted presents is not just bad for those who receive them, it’s bad for the economy as well. Continue reading