Posts Tagged ‘California’

  • almond demand and supply

    A Nutty Demand and Supply Story

    Dec 26, 13 • 1239 Views • No Comments

    Our almond story starts on the demand side in China with a name change. Just like apricot kernals, California almonds had been called xing ren until the apricot kernel growers accused the Americans of “deceiving consumers.” Trying to minimize a...  [read more]

  • Job Gains in Texas and Losses in Caifornia and Florida

    Austin and Oakland: A Tale of 2 Cities

    Dec 4, 12 • 272 Views • No Comments

    Sort of, we can “celebrate” a birthday. 5 years ago, the Great Recession began. And that takes us to Texas where they can celebrate. Among the large metropolitan areas in the US, Austin (#1), Houston (#2), San Antonio (#4) and Dallas (#7) are in...  [read more]

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    A Path for Driverless Cars

    Nov 3, 12 • 473 Views • 2 Comments

    A self-driving car could be a pleasure… The day would begin with a pick-up that you scheduled through your phone app. When your self-driving car arrived at your front door, you would get in, check today’s drive time and start to prepare for your...  [read more]

  • California Consumers and Gas Prices

    Oct 9, 12 • 392 Views • No Comments

    How might California be responding to $5.00 gas? Let’s start with bread machines. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains that when one of the first sellers of bread machines placed it on the shelf, few people were interested because they could not...  [read more]

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    Higher Prices at the Gas Pump

    Aug 22, 12 • 285 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes 25 cents at the gas pump can make a huge difference. Economist James Hamilton explains why with his “rough rule-of thumb” correlation between the price of crude and gas at the pump. When crude increases by $10 a barrel, then the price of...  [read more]