Posts Tagged ‘Adam Smith’

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    Green Signals

    Jul 8, 11 • 472 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 • 553 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 • 399 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 • 467 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]

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    Powerful Women

    Oct 16, 10 • 342 Views • No Comments

    Lady Gaga is #7. Yes, according to a 2010 Forbes list of the most powerful women in the world, Lady Gaga’s power is surpassed by just 6 other women: Michelle Obama, Irene Rosenfeld (Kraft Foods CEO), Oprah, Angela Merkel (Germany’s......  [read more]