Posts Tagged ‘demand’

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    Frugal Fatigue?

    Mar 21, 10 • 263 Views • No Comments

    Some of us are suffering from frugal fatigue. According to a New York psychologist, symptoms could include anxiety, fear, depression, and even the common cold. The cause is stress from watchful, recessionary budgeting which for certain people is no longer as...  [read more]

  • A Bag Tax

    Jan 27, 10 • 271 Views • No Comments

    Washington, D.C. got a bag tax on January 1. Now, any store that sells food (even a book store that sells mints) has to charge its customers $.05 for every bag they use (not just for the food but everything!). The results… 1. One Safeway reported using...  [read more]

  • Is the Market Ethical?

    Jan 12, 10 • 266 Views • No Comments

    Some people believe that government should control areas that we consider most valuable while others say precisely the opposite. The “war” between government believers and market believers was evident in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal....  [read more]

  • Cheap Health Care!

    Jan 2, 10 • 248 Views • No Comments

    A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article includes a great graph. Downward sloping, the graph represents health care spending by consumers. While aggregate spending skyrockets, individuals are paying less out of pocket....  [read more]

  • Who Should Get A Kidney?

    Dec 23, 09 • 247 Views • No Comments

    Some say that it is unethical to pay someone for a kidney while others say it is unethical to use a method (a government list) that makes fewer donor organs available. As always, choosing is refusing. The debate continues in a recent NY Times article:...  [read more]