Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online for the first time.
The number of people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP and commonly referred to as food stamps, has been falling for years. Read moreRead More »
The question of how much money people spend on food as their income rises or falls has been a question that has long interested economists. If food is a “normal” good, one would expect consumption (and spending) to increase as income increases. This relationship has implications for projections of food[…]Read More »