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Number Crunch

Is WFH a paradigm shift, or a simple carryover from the pandemic?


As remote workers return to their buildings, iconic elevator maker Otis grapples with a product everyone’s suddenly terrified of

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Number Crunch

Consumers really, really, really want a vacation

38%: Share of Americans who say they would give up sex for a year to travel Source: CNBC
38%: Share of Americans who say they would give up sex for a year to travel Source: CNBC


For many companies, unexpected circumstances became the perfect storm for massive growth

An animation of a man riding a “startup” rocketship with dollar signs upwards on a graph tracking Growth against Time.
An animation of a man riding a “startup” rocketship with dollar signs upwards on a graph tracking Growth against Time.
Animation by Carolyn Figel for Marker


Expect cryptocurrency booms, intrusive biometric tracking, and the mainstream embrace of universal basic income

A 3D rendering  of the globe with lines connecting networks all around the world.
A 3D rendering  of the globe with lines connecting networks all around the world.
Photo: DKosig/E+/Getty Images


It’s not just a distraction — it’s a damaging sideshow

Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images


Number Crunch

Because what’s more liberating than backyard glamping?

25%: Increased sales of camping gear in the third quarter of 2020 Source: The Wall Street Journal
25%: Increased sales of camping gear in the third quarter of 2020 Source: The Wall Street Journal


Trend Mill

When shutdowns lift, it’ll be competing against unprecedented pent-up demand for eating outside of the home

Emily Griffin reads a recipe for a Blue Apron meal while unpacking her box at her Lisbon Falls home.
Emily Griffin reads a recipe for a Blue Apron meal while unpacking her box at her Lisbon Falls home.
Photo: Derek Davis/Portland Portland Press Herald/Getty Images


Number of the Day

The crop size now available to meet pandemic-era demand was shaped by the late-aughts recession

“Marker Number of the Day — $81: The expected median price for a Christmas tree in 2020 Bloomberg” text over a Christmas tree
“Marker Number of the Day — $81: The expected median price for a Christmas tree in 2020 Bloomberg” text over a Christmas tree
Photo illustration, source: Andy Cat/Unsplash


Money Talks

Why we keep panic shopping even when the store shelves are stocked

An illustration of hundreds of toilet paper rolls stacked up in a single shopping cart.
An illustration of hundreds of toilet paper rolls stacked up in a single shopping cart.
Illustration: Pablo Delcan

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