Posts Tagged ‘cost and benefit’

  • Attracted by lower taxes and lighter regulation, businesses are moving to Texas from states like California.

    An Offer Sriracha Cannot Refuse?

    May 3, 14 • 545 Views • No Comments

    Hearing tax incentives and “sensible” regulation, will Sriracha move from Irwindale, California to Texas? Last year, Irwindale residents complained that the local Sriracha processing plant was a “public nuisance.” Hearing that their......  [read more]

  • Ask Alexa Economic Advice from econlife.com

    Your “ROI” From Braces

    Apr 30, 14 • 988 Views • No Comments

    Dear Alexa, At work, I have become ashamed of my less-than-perfect smile since I am surrounded by colleagues who had the luxury of wearing braces in their youth.  Should I get braces to perfect my smile, even though I am no longer in high school? Sincerely,......  [read more]

  • Line standing tradeoffs

    How Much to Pay For a Line Waiter?

    Mar 30, 14 • 1107 Views • No Comments

    If a lobbyist wants to go to a congressional hearing but cannot do the line, she can hire a line stander. Maybe 30 minutes before entering, the customer takes the place of the “waiter.” Saying they have “significant expertise in all of the......  [read more]

  • Baseball spring training cost and benefit

    A Spring Training Dilemma

    Mar 25, 14 • 647 Views • No Comments

    The battle was between Mesa, Arizona and Naples, Florida. It was the Cactus League vs. the Grapefruit League. Arizona’s homes for the Cactus League:   Florida’s homes for the Grapefruit League: Our story begins in 1952 when the Chicago Cubs......  [read more]

  • Unintended Consequences of Daylight Saving Time

    The Unexpected Impact of Changing Times

    Mar 9, 14 • 482 Views • No Comments

    Beyond less sleep, when we moved our clocks ahead last night, we created many unintended consequences. It all began during the 1880s when the railroads said that they should coordinate time. With railroad companies observing 52 different times and even more......  [read more]