Posts Tagged ‘auto industry’

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    Innovation: The Cup Holder

    Jul 20, 13 • 199 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Innovation, Tech, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Steve Jobs once said, “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.” I suspect that automakers were thinking like Steve Jobs when they gave us the cup holder. The story of the cup holder begins in 1950: A tough device to perfect, the cup...

  • The Natural Resource Curse: Detroit?

    Jul 19, 13 • 137 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    Displaying all municipalities that filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection since 2010, this map shows cities, towns and counties in red (8) and utility authorities and other municipalities in black (28). With Detroit’s filing  most recent, this May...