Why the pie? I possess a distinct and burgeoning interest in microeconomics. What this entails is “the interaction between individual buyers and sellers and the factors that influence the choices made by buyers and sellers.”¹ How does this apply to yours and my daily life?

I chose pie as a symbol of domestic mercantilism as made manifest through Jiffy mix, a common ingredient in many baked goods. As a result of supply and demand, or a lack thereof, products such as this one find themselves competing for patronage in homes, stores, and most importantly, the mind of the consumer.

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