Posts Tagged ‘David Ricardo’

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    Giraffes and Levis

    Mar 8, 12 • 444 Views • No Comments

    French fashion, food, wine and now a French giraffe. Most French moms buy Sophie for their newborns. Seven inches tall, with brown spots, black eyes and pink cheeks, she is just a rubber toy giraffe that squeaks. In French supermarkets, her price is $12. In......  [read more]

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    Chinese State-Run Firms

    Feb 24, 12 • 451 Views • No Comments

    Where would your cell phone, your car, your gasoline, your savings account and the TV station you watch all have one thing in common? China. Called state capitalism, 45% of the Chinese economy is owned or controlled by the government.  With 655 million......  [read more]

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    A Tale of Two “T-Shirts”

    Feb 14, 12 • 452 Views • No Comments

    What if the cost of producing a woman’s polo shirt is $29.57? Its manufacturers would sell it to retailers for $65.00 who then mark it up to a $155.00 selling price. According to the Wall Street Journal, the land, labor and capital for an upscale green......  [read more]

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    Locavore Legislation

    Dec 3, 11 • 360 Views • No Comments

    Being a locavore can be confusing. Eating broccoli from the local farm stand tastes good and makes many of us feel good. It is a pleasure to support local farmers and get vegetables the day they were picked. On the other hand, inefficiency is one huge......  [read more]

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    More Sole Rights

    Oct 16, 11 • 388 Views • No Comments

    Should a musician be happy with file-sharing and piracy? Maybe. According to a recent study of counterfeits, certain businesses should welcome “fakes.” The study looked at counterfeit footwear from China. Sold in the U.S., the fakes affected the......  [read more]