Lifestyle

  • Noise Pollution and Negative Externalities

    1930s Noise Pollution

    Feb 5, 14 • 702 Views • No Comments

    In 1932, the NYC Noise Abatement Commission received a letter from Mr. N. Schmuck of 137 Milton Street in Brooklyn about the noise from a nearby pickle factory. Other 1930s noise complaints included early morning ice deliveries, “ear splitting shrieks...  [read more]

  • Multigenerational boomerang households

    Why Do Young Adults Live With Their Parents?

    Jan 31, 14 • 318 Views • No Comments

    The top 5 are Slovakia, Bulgaria, Greece, Malta and Italy. At the bottom are Denmark, Finland Sweden, Norway. Why? Why do young adult children live with parents in certain countries and not in others? For the US, Pew Research provided some insight about...  [read more]

  • Demand and Supply for Pricing Super Bowl Tickets

    Is $3.9 Million the Right Price for a Super Bowl Ad?

    Jan 28, 14 • 643 Views • No Comments

    In an ad for the (Super Bowl) ad, Stephen Colbert talks about Wonderful Pistachios. Fox said its Super Bowl TV ad inventory (estimated at 65 spots) for the game is sold out. According to Ad Age, that inventory included 30 seconds during the first unscheduled...  [read more]

  • Pizza Box Innovation

    Pizza Box Innovation

    Jan 26, 14 • 563 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes innovation happens where we least expect it. Think of the pizza box. At Domino’s, the key is efficiency. They selected the corner-cut box so that employees could quickly fold hundreds of boxes. One pizza box expert, Scott Weiner, says he...  [read more]

  • College Graduation and human capital

    The Revolution That Grandma Started

    Jan 20, 14 • 462 Views • No Comments

    The NYC Miss Subways competition was about a lot more than pretty “girls” (as they were called). To become Miss Subways for a month, applicants had to submit a picture to the John Robert Powers Agency. From perhaps 1000 applicants, 25 were chosen...  [read more]