Posts Tagged ‘Arthur Pigou’

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    Utilities Included

    Aug 17, 10 • 100 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Thinkers, Environment, Households, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    In NYC, there are 250,000 housing units that use more electricity than most others. The reason? Buildings without meters for each apartment have leases that say “utilities included”. So, whether tenants use more or less power, the rent is the...

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    More Taxing Decisions

    May 21, 10 • 122 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Thinkers, GovernmentNo Comments

    Would you support a penny an ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages? According to the NY Times and The New England Journal of Medicine, the idea is becoming increasingly attractive to many municipalities. By putting on our economic glasses, we can better...