Posts Tagged ‘consumers’

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    Creative Incentives

    May 15, 11 • 103 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, InnovationNo Comments

    In his New Yorker Magazine article on creativity, Malcolm Gladwell describes Mick Jagger, the musician, and Gary Starkweather, an optical engineer, as gentlemen who pour out countless ideas and develop an endless stream of products. For Jagger, the product is...

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    Unexpected Economic Indicators

    May 30, 10 • 134 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Instead of the G.D.P., CPI, and assorted leading and lagging indicators, economists also look at an entirely different set of data. Sometimes hemlines, movie star preferences, and everyday purchases provide business cycle evidence. During a plunge in economic...