I Put Up My Christmas Tree before Thanksgiving

This is the first year ever that I have felt like it’s time to put up the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving. Normally, I am one of those people that complain that everyone else who has already started the countdown to Christmas, is just overdoing it. But, for many people including me this year is special, and spreading the Christmas cheers too early would not hurt anybody. It felt like, the Christmas spirit was needed. According to Blair, however, a clinical psychologist in the UK, playing happy holiday music, might in a way make us feel that we are trapped and Continue reading I Put Up My Christmas Tree before Thanksgiving

What is the next stage of life after college graduation student during a pandemic?

A lot of college senior this year graduated on online. In fact, a family friend of mines did not even attend their online graduation ceremony because they felt like there was no point. This same feeling, the feeling of having no direction or income is what a lot of college graduates during this year feel. Searching for any form of job right out of college is always hard but now trying to do that during a global pandemic and an economic meltdown seems even more hopeless. Many students, this year have either lost their jobs on campus, around town, internships, Continue reading What is the next stage of life after college graduation student during a pandemic?

Why College-Educated Women Can’t Find love

The dating gap for women who are looking for love is a real thing. The modern world and the influences of technology have changed what is valued when it comes to finding a partner, and while technology has improved the lives of many individuals, it still seems as though heterosexual, well-educated women still remain to be at a disadvantage when it comes to finding love online. When searching for ‘Mr. Right,’ many women who are college-educated with a degree tend to seek and find it important to be with partners that have similar educational credentials. The problem then comes to Continue reading Why College-Educated Women Can’t Find love

Holiday Shopping During A Pandemic

It is no surprise that this year is like none other year. A lot of things this year have been canceled including graduations, summer traveling, birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other holidays or form of celebrations. With the cancellations of holidays, the economy is bound to be effected in some way. Especially, with unemployment numbers hitting a record high each month and the number of lives taken by COVID is record-breaking daily. This fast track of unfortunate events can leave a lot of people to feel a sense of hopelessness during months like November and December where family come together. Continue reading Holiday Shopping During A Pandemic

Money in Relationships

Should money be a factor in a relationship or when finding a partner? Some think that money should be a factor while others believe that it should not but what does economics say? Money for a lot of people is a form of signal that indicates stability, freedom, and comfort. One can think about this as how getting a degree is a signal. In a job-market signaling model, potential employees could send a signal of their ability level to the employer by acquiring a college degree or some form of education to serve as a form of credentials. The informational Continue reading Money in Relationships

Finance Horoscope

Why do people believe in horoscope? Can astrology explain everything including our financial status? Astrology is a pseudoscience that professes to divine, godlike information about human affairs and terrestrial events by studying the movement, and relative positions of celestial objects. Astrology has been dated to BCE (Before Common Eras) and is rooted in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications. Throughout most of its history, astrology was considered a scholarly tradition as well as it being common in academic circles such as astronomy, alchemy, meteorology, and medicine. It was also Continue reading Finance Horoscope

Will The Economy Ever Bounce back?

What is a pandemic? What are the major economic and social costs of a pandemic? What is the trade-off? Which generation group and firms will suffer more? How will inequality change? Who is prioritize? What can the government do about it? What can the president do about it? We are living in a pandemic and are being influenced by it one way or another. A pandemic is a global outbreak of a disease. They are classified as epidemics, if and only it is a disease that rapidly spreads across a particular region or regions. There are many examples in history, Continue reading Will The Economy Ever Bounce back?

The Economics of Decision Making

Decisions, decisions, decisions, we all have to make them. Some of us struggle with making a decision while others are good at it. Some of us would rather have others make those decisions for us while others simply just flip a coin as a compass for directions. In psychology decision making is categorize as the cognitive process that encompasses our ability to select a course of action among several alternative possibilities. It is the process of identifying and picking alternatives based on value preferences.  Every decision-making may produce a final choice that may or may not need prompt action. A Continue reading The Economics of Decision Making

Can economics really measure happiness?

It seems like an odd question, but what is happiness and why is it important? Do you think happiness is the same for you as it is for others? Does the definition of happiness for economics match that of our own definition of happiness? To begin, the definition of happiness from an economics perspective is the relationship between individual satisfaction and welfare such as wealth and employment. Meaning that the study relying on more expansive notions of utility and welfare, including interdependent utility functions, procedural utility, and the interaction between rational and non-rational influences in determining economic behavior. Economists measure Continue reading Can economics really measure happiness?

Why do some think that economics is not a Science?

Is it safe to assume that economics is science if some evidence leads towards it not fitting into the four branches of sciences? There are four branches of science, formal sciences, natural sciences, physical science, and social sciences. Formal sciences are known to be the study of logic and mathematics. Natural sciences are classified to be the study of natural phenomena and are divided into two branches, physical and social science. Many such as universities consider economics to be a social science but there are others that are criticizing the field not be a science. They argue that the field Continue reading Why do some think that economics is not a Science?