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    Ghostbuster Economics

    Mar 1, 14 • 558 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, I watched Ghostbusters for the first time. Having read in Quartz that the 1984 film was a good example of Reaganomics, I was curious. Also, with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (who died this past week) and Sigourney Weaver, the video was......  [read more]

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    Changing Female Images

    Feb 24, 14 • 542 Views • No Comments

    Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” When econlife looked at women and the symphony orchestra several weeks ago, we first saw a world that, in 1970, was 95% male. Musical directors only saw men......  [read more]

  • Jimmy Fallon NYS tax incentives

    Law & Order and Jimmy Fallon

    Feb 20, 14 • 417 Views • No Comments

    States can use taxes for more than revenue. Our story begins when NYC lost the $79 million that Law & Order generated annually because NBC cancelled the show. Just feeding the actors for 14 years meant $1.5 million to David’s Gourmet Catering and......  [read more]

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    (Not So) Dumb Starbucks

    Feb 15, 14 • 830 Views • No Comments

    At New York’s 2nd Ave Deli, you can order the Instant Heart Attack and/or the Triple Bypass Sandwich. Listed on the menu like this (below), the sandwiches are trademarked. When the 2nd Ave. Deli trademarked its heart attack sandwiches, they consulted a......  [read more]

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    Changing Times at Sochi

    Feb 8, 14 • 635 Views • No Comments

    At Sochi, (the right) time will be money. But when the International Olympic Committee asked for a time change, Russia refused. Saying it would cost them more than $300 million to switch to “Winter Time,” the Russian organizing committee explained......  [read more]