Posts Tagged ‘cost’

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    Getting the Most From Our Money

    Feb 3, 11 • 115 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Debates, Economic Thinkers, Environment, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    In 2020, according to the World Health Organization, traffic fatalities will be the second leading cause of deaths in the world. Moreover, in the U.S. alone, approximately 57 million birds are killed by cars annually. (from Cool It, p. 154) So, asks Bjorn...

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    In A Good State

    Jan 24, 11 • 134 Views • GovernmentNo Comments

    We know it’s not New York or California. The bottom of the list also includes New Jersey, Arizona, Florida, Nevada and others. These are the states that, having mismanaged spending and taxing, are now facing tough fiscal decisions. Their finances...

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    The Locavore Challenge

    Aug 24, 10 • 105 Views • Environment, Households, Thinking Economically1 Comment

    Being a locavore is not always easy but it can feel very good. Those of us who are locavores believe that we are helping the planet by saving on transport costs and emissions, patronizing small businesses rather than distant impersonal corporate giants, and...

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    Costly Legislation

    May 28, 10 • 103 Views • Government, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Looking at a recent NY Times article, whose title was, “Cost of Jobs Bill Leaves Some Democrats Leery,” I wondered whether the author realized just how many costs his discussion involved. If passed, the bill would extend jobless pay, provide...