Posts Tagged ‘demand and supply’

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    Demand and Supply: Kidney Markets

    Aug 2, 13 • 878 Views • No Comments

    By Mariana Do Carmo, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna and undergraduate at Yale University According to recent kidney donation and transplant statistics, there are over 80,000 patients needing kidney transplants in the United States who find themselves......  [read more]

  • The Price System: Quinoa Economics

    Jul 25, 13 • 1215 Views • No Comments

    Why aren’t we eating more quinoa (keen-wah)? Let’s just start with a NASA quote: “While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom.”......  [read more]

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    The Market System: Defaults and Decisions

    Jul 18, 13 • 395 Views • No Comments

    Coffee: At Starbucks, I order a Grande West Java Black Eye Clover in a Vente cup. My drink requires 4 decisions. Software: Downloading software, don’t you just check the default package rather than selecting from a customized list of alternatives?......  [read more]

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    Human Capital: A Student Loan Crisis?

    Jul 14, 13 • 1300 Views • No Comments

    1. During the great recession, student debt increased. 2. Consequently, student loan delinquencies went up. 3. But graduates are benefiting from their degrees. 4. For one type of a federal student loan held by close to 10 million people, the congressionally......  [read more]

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    Gender Issues: Chinese Bride Prices

    Jun 24, 13 • 1295 Views • No Comments

    In China, with so many more marriageable men than women (approximately 122 men for every 100 women), the husband-hunting female wields a lot of power. Telling us about the results of a survey of 32,000 people from 2 Chinese research groups, the NY......  [read more]