Posts Tagged ‘cost’

  • How much should cities plan for the storm of the century?

    Storm Warnings

    Oct 28, 12 • 210 Views • No Comments

    Some thoughts today about predicting natural disasters. Weeks before 308 people perished in L’Aquila from an earthquake, a government commission proclaimed the chance was slim that a disaster would occur. It did happen and now, the 6 scientists and...  [read more]

  • Singapore's Expensive VW Passats

    Singapore’s Pollution Solution

    Sep 25, 12 • 326 Views • No Comments

    When a country’s economy is ranked the 2nd freest in the world, how do they manage auto congestion and pollution? By auctioning a limited number of vehicle permits, Singapore makes owning a car very expensive. A VW Passat in Singapore could cost as...  [read more]

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    Standing In Line

    Apr 15, 12 • 373 Views • No Comments

    Walking along 56th Street in NYC, maybe a half block before 5th Avenue, I always see people on line. (New Yorkers say on line. Almost everyone else says in line.) They are waiting to enter Abercrombie & Fitch. Usually we associate an economic cost with a...  [read more]

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    Everest Economics

    Jan 30, 12 • 254 Views • No Comments

    Having no inclination to climb Mount Everest, I have always been fascinated by its economic connection. Now, hearing that Prince Harry was considering the ascent as a part of his “Walking for the Wounded,” it reminded me that Everest is all about...  [read more]

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    Calorie Matters

    Jul 10, 11 • 213 Views • No Comments

    Learning that a Big Mac has 540 calories and a large fries, 500, will people select a salad? According to the Washington Post, “No.” We do not have the will power to avoid long term cost when faced with short term benefit. This takes us to the...  [read more]