NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports on the surprising disparity in pricing for generic drugs. Generics, generally thought to be less expensive, can actually vary widely in price from pharmacy to pharmacy, causing some to skip medications altogether. Continue reading
Name: William Bair Question: What, if anything, is be done on the rise of oil? For me, I ride a bicycle for six months and go to Guatemala for three which leaves three months for gasoline use.
A complaint lodged with the PBS Ombudsman that was passed along after Friday’s broadcast and seemed worth answering in a public forum. “I do not understand why Paul Solman did not challenge Roberto Rigobon when he said rising prices were … Continue reading
John Williams is an economic extremist. He thinks a collapse of the U.S. dollar and hyperinflation are just around the corner and that gold is therefore the best bet around. He thinks the government manipulates the economic data to make … Continue reading
Ever wonder why a gallon of gas will cost $3.21 today, $3.12 yesterday and maybe $3.79 next week? The price of the gas at the pump fluctuates mainly with the price of crude oil, plus a time lag. The price … Continue reading
You may have noticed that gas prices are up rather dramatically, in tandem with the drama in the Middle East and North Africa. No coincidence, obviously. The fear of supply disruptions, sabotaged wells, and turmoil in general have driven up … Continue reading
You may have noticed that gas prices are up rather dramatically, in tandem with the drama in the Middle East and North Africa. No coincidence, obviously. The fear of supply disruptions, sabotaged wells, turmoil in general, has driven up the … Continue reading
Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading