Posts Tagged ‘cost/benefit analysis’

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    Bag Wars

    Jan 14, 12 • 323 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes incentives are unpredictable…especially for B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag). A new 5-cent tax on paper and plastic shopping bags in Montgomery County, Maryland is primarily targeting plastic bag use. Fewer plastic bags will mean cleaner local...  [read more]

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    Happy Pecan Farmers

    Nov 27, 11 • 222 Views • No Comments

    With soaring demand from China and less supply in the U.S., you have some very happy pecan farmers. However, they have one big problem. Theft. Armed with ladders, pecan snatchers are shaking the trees in Georgia’s pecan groves, catching the nuts and...  [read more]

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    A Boost for St. Louis?

    Oct 13, 11 • 235 Views • No Comments

    Business at Big Daddy’s tavern will spike 30% this evening during the Cardinals/Brewers playoff game and squirrel shirts are selling like hotcakes. Add hot dog and beer sales, parking revenue, gate receipts to the team, out-of-towners spending,...  [read more]

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    A Conservation Dilemma

    Sep 21, 11 • 213 Views • No Comments

    Should the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (aka the Sand Dune Lizard), a 3-inch striped reptile, be listed under the Endangered Species Act? Here is the problem. The home of the Sand Dune Lizard is also the home of the Permian Basin which, according to Forbes,...  [read more]

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    “Deficit Bias”

    Sep 17, 11 • 300 Views • No Comments

    If anyone asks you about the “fiscal woes” facing the U.S., Japan and the EU, just say, “deficit bias.” The 13th Geneva Report on the World Economy explains “deficit bias.” In the U.S., think about voting constituencies and...  [read more]