New York City had a 4,000% increase in fireworks complaints in the first two weeks of June compared with last year. Complaints about fireworks are not confined to just New York City, but in cities across the country like San Francisco, Denver, Harrisburg, Albuquerque, Providence and many other places. It isn’t economicsThere are two possible economic reasons behind an increase in fireworks usage: falling prices or increased supply. However, neither of these is the culprit behind the increase in fireworks usage this year. Beyond lower opportunity costs for fireworks users, there are many unemployed people who are now looking for opportunities to earn money.