Posts Tagged ‘bankruptcy’

  • Is Stadium Naming a Good Idea?

    Jun 18, 12 • 107 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic HistoryNo Comments

    Home to the Miami Heat, the American Airlines Arena is hosting the NBA finals. Last year, American Airlines declared Chapter 11. Is it the “stadium curse?” In 2000, for $100 million, Enron bought the naming rights to the home of the Houston...

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    Solar Panel Problems

    Sep 2, 11 • 112 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Environment, Financial Markets, Government, Innovation, International Trade and Finance, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    We could call it a double pay-off. Subsidized by stimulus spending, Solyndra could create jobs and develop “green” technology. But it did not work out that way. According to the Washington Post and the NY Times, solar panel maker Solyndra got a...