Posts Tagged ‘cost’

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    Everest Economics

    Jan 30, 12 • 356 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 • 324 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]

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    Preschool Education Matters

    Jun 19, 11 • 342 Views • No Comments

    Did you have to care for a hamster in your preschool class? Line-up? Clean up? Share? According to this NPR Planet Money podcast preschool probably provides irreplaceable job training.  Taking place during a developmental window that does not reappear,...  [read more]

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    Should Medical School Be Free?

    Jun 11, 11 • 288 Views • No Comments

    Is free medical school a “free lunch?” Proposed by 2 physicians in a NY Times Op-Ed, free medical school lets future doctors benefit by having no tuition debt. Society benefits because more people attend medical school. And, not having the...  [read more]

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    Road Building Results

    May 29, 11 • 300 Views • No Comments

    If extra road mileage is built, would you predict more or less traffic? The WSJ tells us that more roads led to additional driving from local residents, commercial traffic and people moving to the area. Public transportation did not influence driving...  [read more]