The economics of dollar stores

Howdy!

This week, inspired by an article from The Hustle, we talked about the economics of dollar stores. How much money can you make selling items for a buck in economically depressed areas? Are they a good thing? Exploitative? Are things actually more expensive from a dollar store? (Yes!)

In more personal news, the Steller’s Jays have displaced most of the crows in front of our house. We still have our family of crows, but in the morning I’m greeted by a group of about twelve Steller’s Jays. If I’m too slow with the peanuts, a couple of them will gather by the window where I drink my coffee and chatter at me until I fulfill my duties. They have a lot of business to get to and do not appreciate having to wait for me.

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Thanks for reading and listening,

David and Pepper