In the cover story, find out why some bankers are encouraging Congress to raise the ceiling for insurance on deposits to $130,000 from $100,000 per account. Opponents point out that in the wake of the last increase, the S&L crisis occurred.
Tracking prices over time is easy when the object in question doesn't change much, say, an orange. But the process is difficult when there are frequent changes in the quality of the item, say, an Apple computer. Hedonics provides the solution.