Posts Tagged ‘China’

  • economic news summary and recycling costs

    The Scrap Business is Underrated

    May 7, 14 • 623 Views • No Comments

    Our Wednesday Environment Focus By Madeleine Vance, guest blogger and student at Kent Place School The “scrap” business is a lot more than just scrap. Once you drop your empty soda can into the recycling bin, it could even be a piece of the car......  [read more]

  • everyday economics and comparative advantage and shrimp production

    A Reason for Less “Endless Shrimp”

    Apr 30, 14 • 974 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]

  • Everyday economics aging demographic

    China’s Demographic Flipflop

    Apr 18, 14 • 1787 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 • 1041 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 • 600 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]