Posts Tagged ‘China’

  • Globalization of shrimp industry spans Asian, and Central and South America

    A Reason for Less “Endless Shrimp”

    Apr 30, 14 • 497 Views • No Comments

    Our Wednesday Environmental Issue I just read but cannot confirm that in 2011, a Red Lobster employee observed 2 gentleman consuming 782 shrimp during 5.5 hours when Red Lobster had its “Endless Shrimp” promotion. According to a Red Lobster...  [read more]

  • waiting line for social care china

    China’s Demographic Flipflop

    Apr 18, 14 • 1303 Views • No Comments

    The wait list for the most popular retirement home in China has topped 10,000. With 1100 available beds and just 11 beds emptying annually, it could take 100 years for someone to get a spot. Part of the problem is that Chinese families had too many children...  [read more]

  • Movie Attendance Price elasticity

    2 Reasons We Don’t Go to the Movies

    Mar 29, 14 • 525 Views • No Comments

    While movie ticket sales are down, box office revenue is up. NATO, the National Organization of Theater Owners (not the North Atlantic Treaty Organization), says that between 2004 and 2013, movie ticket sales declined by 11% but box office revenue went up...  [read more]

  • Emerging Markets demand More MIlk

    More Expensive Ice Cream?

    Mar 13, 14 • 342 Views • No Comments

    Milk prices are going up. And yet, in the US, we are drinking less milk. According to Corey Geiger, managing editor of Hoard’s Dairyman magazine, one reason is oil. Countries in the Middle East with massive oil reserves have to import 90% of their...  [read more]

  • Tradeoffs to Preserve Pandas

    Is the Price of Protecting Pandas Too High?

    Mar 5, 14 • 408 Views • No Comments

    By Madeleine Vance, guest blogger and student at Kent Place School This summer, I had an incredible opportunity to travel through China including a stop to see the giant pandas in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. Although the pandas didn’t...  [read more]