Posts Tagged ‘cost/benefit analysis’

  • Frittata with spinach and onion

    Should We Buy Local?

    Jun 21, 12 • 270 Views • No Comments

    I just finished an omelette with eggs and spinach from a nearby farm. It tasted good, I supported local business and I helped the environment. You could say that I had my cake (but it was spinach) and ate it too. But, here is the surprise. If you care about...  [read more]

  • PNC Wealth Management Measures Inflation With Its Christmas Price Index

    Was That Birthday Card Really Free?

    Jun 11, 12 • 216 Views • No Comments

    Have you ever been delighted that you got something for free? I was until I read “the cost of zero cost” in Dan Ariely’s book, Predictably Irrational. My story begins at a Papyrus store in NYC. About to pay for several birthday cards, the...  [read more]

  • Industries afflicted with Baumol's Disease have slower productivity growth.

    How Sick is Medicare?

    May 28, 12 • 267 Views • 1 Comment

    Perhaps it all began when President Lyndon Johnson called Wilbur Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. “Wilbur, I’ve just been looking through the polls here, and I’ve only got a few weaknesses, and the worst of them is that I’m not...  [read more]

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    Low Costs and Big Benefits for Spirit Airlines

    May 13, 12 • 478 Views • No Comments

    Spirit Airlines is doing everything it can to charge us less for a seat on one of its planes. One gentleman paid $77 for a round trip seat between Chicago and Fort Lauderdale. Just the seat. How much more could he have paid? You might want to try matching...  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Green New Yorkers

    Feb 19, 12 • 245 Views • No Comments

    Think about life in the city. A one-bedroom apartment might have 1000 square feet located next to several other similar dwellings and all are heated and cooled by the same source. You walk nearby to get your groceries and take the subway or bus to work or...  [read more]