Posts Tagged ‘competition’

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    Soda Wars

    Mar 18, 11 • 210 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, HouseholdsNo Comments

    Diet Coke just pushed Pepsi out of the #2 spot in soda sales. Other soda facts… As reported by Beverage-Digest, Coke (17%) remains the most popular carbonated soft drink with Diet Coke (9.9%) next and then Pepsi (9.5%) and Mt. Dew (6.8%). The number...

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    More Education Matters

    Mar 12, 11 • 105 Views • Businesses, Economic Debates, Government, Households, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    15-year old U.S. students ranked #24 for math in an OECD assessment program (PISA). For reading, they placed #15. In a Teaching Company lecture called “Underperforming Schools” Wake Forest economist Robert Whaples suggests how we might raise our...

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    Apple’s Patents

    Jan 20, 11 • 121 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Innovation, RegulationNo Comments

    An ibike? A solar-powered iPhone? Or maybe an iKey?  During 2010, Apple received 563 patents. In addition to the iBike, a solar-powered iPhone, and an iKey, Apple’s patents included a wand remote and a touchscreen iMac. When asked about...

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    Women and Competition

    Dec 30, 10 • 106 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Debates, Gender gap, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Just a comment today on a study about females and competition. Comparing a matrilineal society in India to a patriarchal society in Tanzania, a 2007 study revealed a huge difference in how much women compete. These quotes are wonderfully representative: From...

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    V.O.D. Wars

    Sep 27, 10 • 112 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, RegulationNo Comments

    Usually, for an average of 120 days, theaters have an exclusive right to show a movie. Then, for about $4.99 we can use video-on-demand to see it on television. It sounds simple but so much more is happening. It all relates to competition. The first step was...