Posts Tagged ‘demand’

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    Random Recession Notes

    Mar 23, 10 • 106 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo 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...

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    Frugal Fatigue?

    Mar 21, 10 • 107 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Households, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo 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...

  • A Bag Tax

    Jan 27, 10 • 117 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic Humor, Government, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo 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...

  • Is the Market Ethical?

    Jan 12, 10 • 107 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, RegulationNo 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....

  • Cheap Health Care!

    Jan 2, 10 • 124 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo 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....