Posts Tagged ‘cost benefit analysis’

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    A Weather Dilemma for NYC

    Sep 12, 12 • 263 Views • No Comments

    In NYC, the last time that the East River touched the Hudson River (see below) was on September 3, 1821 when a hurricane struck directly and the tide rose 13 feet in one hour. Should the city plan for it to happen again? Along its 520 mile long coastline, New...  [read more]

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    The Cafe Menu

    Aug 29, 12 • 266 Views • No Comments

    How will a 54.5 mpg CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) mandate affect us? We start with a mystery.  Because Minivans are big and heavy, they should be the source of a large proportion of all traffic fatalities in 2-car accidents. But they are not. Why?...  [read more]

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    Lessons For London

    Jul 28, 12 • 310 Views • No Comments

    Competing against Paris, Madrid, Moscow and London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, NYC made it to the second round and then joined Moscow when it was cut. Next, Madrid was eliminated, then Paris, and London remained. Was winning worth it? It depends....  [read more]

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    The Good Life…For Cows

    Dec 31, 11 • 251 Views • No Comments

    I suspect that the life of a cow producing organic milk got better last June. For their owners, though, business surely became more complicated. According to a new USDA rule, any milk labeled organic now has to come from a cow that spends much more time in...  [read more]

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    Employee Holidays

    Dec 21, 11 • 244 Views • No Comments

    Just some facts today on who gets the most paid time off. According to the Economist, looking at a combination of public holidays and annual leave days for which workers have to be paid, Austria, Greece and France are at the top of the list while Canada,...  [read more]