Posts Tagged ‘cost’

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    Standing In Line

    Apr 15, 12 • 651 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 • 424 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 • 407 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 • 389 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 • 328 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]