Posts Tagged ‘Adam Smith’

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    Chinese Basketball and Adam Smith

    Jul 21, 11 • 255 Views • No Comments

    It is called the “womb to tomb model.” Selected as young children because of their exceptional height, future Chinese basketball players are educated separately. Whereas traditional Chinese schools have few, if any, extracurricular activities,...  [read more]

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    Green Signals

    Jul 8, 11 • 283 Views • No Comments

    When “green” is valued, hybrid car sales will be high. But here is the interesting part. When green is valued, looking “green” sometimes can be more important than being “green.” As a result, people buy more Priuses than...  [read more]

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    Smog-Eaters

    Mar 2, 11 • 360 Views • No Comments

    What if someone had invented “smog-eating” concrete roof tiles? And, what if these tiles consumed enough smog to offset one car’s nitrous oxide emissions during one year (10,800 miles of driving)? Telling us that a firm in California has...  [read more]

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    Do You Approve of Profits?

    Dec 18, 10 • 231 Views • No Comments

    Two Questions: 1.How do you feel about profit? In their paper, “Is Profit Evil? Associations of Profit With Social Harm,” 3 University of Pennsylvania researchers discuss two studies that display people’s negative response to profit seeking...  [read more]

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    Big Boxes

    Dec 15, 10 • 253 Views • No Comments

    What we ship things in makes a difference. Take the banana, for example. In 1876, at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the banana was a delicacy (and very black). Millions of bunches could only be sent to U.S. shores if they were refrigerated. By 1901,...  [read more]