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  • Sochi Winter Tome Change 2014 Olympics

    Changing Times at Sochi

    Feb 8, 14 • 436 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]

  • Noise Pollution and Negative Externalities

    1930s Noise Pollution

    Feb 5, 14 • 828 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 • 346 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 • 696 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 • 606 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]