Posts Tagged ‘cost/benefit’

  • Decisions Have An Opportunity Cost That Require Tradeoffs

    Guns or Yogurt?

    Aug 26, 12 • 336 Views • No Comments

    It appears that the New York State legislature will soon experience a clash between gun producers and gun control advocates. These quotes sum it all up: A Remington employee: “In my eyes, Remington goes away, Ilion goes away.” A gun control...  [read more]

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    How Much Is An Olympic Gold Medal Worth?

    Aug 4, 12 • 571 Views • No Comments

    In addition to the gold, silver or bronze, Olympic athletes get money for winning. The amount, though, depends on their National Olympic Committee. The Singapore Olympic Committee gives its gold medal winners $800,000, a UK gold medal winner gets his or her...  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

    Jun 12, 12 • 260 Views • No Comments

    Hearing Kermit the Frog say, “It’s not easy being green,” Mexican environmentalists might agree. Since March 2009, Mexican households have been offered cash payments or subsidized loans for replacing refrigerators and air-conditioners that...  [read more]

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    The Blackberry Disruption

    Oct 18, 11 • 214 Views • No Comments

    Last week’s Blackberry blackout saved lives. In Dubai, traffic accidents dipped 20%. For Abu Dhabi, the decrease was 40%. Considering that there is approximately 1 traffic accident every 3 minutes in Dubai and a traffic fatality every 2 days in Abu...  [read more]

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    Who Are We?

    Sep 29, 11 • 246 Views • No Comments

    Environmental concerns? You might want to look at what the The American Community Survey for 2010 says about who drives alone to work (105 million) and how many of us take public transportation (7 million). If education is your focus, one table in the Survey...  [read more]