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The DEI in the WSJ: Neighborhoods Matter

Theodore Iacobuzio |

Our own Irving Wladawsky-Berger has a nice piece in the Wall Street Journal on the Digital Evolution Index which you can find here [subscription required].

Student Loans: Looming on the Consumer Horizon

Nitin Sumangali |

Student loan debt is one of the big topics among those who watch the U.S. consumer. It is written about very often, especially in the business press, and is generally focused on how it might impact a young consumer base exiting college with high debt levels and a demanding job market. Typically these stories focus
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The Internet of Things Reveals There Are Two Kinds of People

Theodore Iacobuzio |

There’s a lot of heat and noise out there among the punditocracy regarding the Internet of things, or the wiring of America—and the rest of the world, for that matter. For contrasting views, see the Washington Post’s level-headed and very slightly left of center economist Robert Samuelson, and Irving Wladawksy-Berger. We report. You decide.

Low Gas Prices Part of the New Normal—and the Next Christmas

Theodore Iacobuzio |

Interesting story in today’s Wall Street Journal [subscription required] about gas prices. They’re not going anywhere, that is to say they’re going to stay low. It’s hard to exaggerate how important a factor this is in the creation of the new normal. So far the evidence is murky as to whether consumers are spending or
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Not Looking for a Game of Chance: the Changed U.S. Consumer

Nitin Sumangali |

Here at MasterCard, the Global Insights team publishes regularly on the changes to the U.S. consumer post-crisis. In our larger pieces like the Road to Recovery series (latest version is coming soon, so stay tuned) or with short blogs, we try to present the information that leads to a deeper understanding as to what changes
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