Households

In a circular flow model, households are the source of consumption expenditures and land, labor and capital for businesses. Econlife looks at all of the activities of households that include spending, taxes, education, health care and income.

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    Pay-As-You-Throw

    Jan 19, 11 • 310 Views • No Comments

    Hearing Beethoven’s Fur Elise, a Taiwan resident knows the garbage truck is near. As described by a Washington Post writer, entire neighborhoods assemble with their garbage as the truck approaches. Called pay-as-you-throw (PAYT), through unit-pricing,...  [read more]

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    More Than Just a House

    Jan 18, 11 • 303 Views • No Comments

    The story of a small home in Los Angeles is about much more than one house. Told by Marketplace.org and KCET TV, the story of the house on Lot 354 explains the entire housing bubble and bust. Built in 1927, an 1800 square foot bungalow is bought by Shawna and...  [read more]

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    Luxury or Necessity?

    Jan 12, 11 • 292 Views • 1 Comment

    Can you live without your TV? Cell phone? Dishwasher? A Pew Research survey discovered that your answer in 2006 might have been different from now. Cars were at the top with 88% of all respondents saying they needed one. But still, the number was 3% less than...  [read more]

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    Mothers and Human Capital

    Jan 10, 11 • 277 Views • No Comments

    In The Wall Street Journal, a Chinese mother discusses her rules for her children which include: 1) only A’s, 2) no play dates, 3) no parts in school plays, 4) no TV,  5) no sleepovers, 6) play the piano or violin for several hours daily....  [read more]

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    Austerity and Harry Truman

    Dec 31, 10 • 351 Views • No Comments

    What are people saying about austerity, the 2010 word of the year? According to Dr. Econ at the San Francisco Federal Reserve, households are demonstrating austerity by saving more and borrowing less. On the one hand, living within our means is good. But on...  [read more]