Posts Tagged ‘demand’

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    Random Recession Notes

    Mar 23, 10 • 250 Views • No Comments

    The impact of a recession might not be entirely what we expect. A recent study from the University of Ottawa suggests that we sleep more during a recession. Canadians slept two hours and 34 minutes more per week. Hypothesizing that it makes people happier, a...  [read more]

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    Frugal Fatigue?

    Mar 21, 10 • 335 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 • 313 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 • 309 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 • 285 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]