Posts Tagged ‘efficiency’

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    Your Airfare and Airline Profits

    Jul 1, 12 • 799 Views • No Comments

    What does your airline ticket pay for? In order of size, these represent the expenses for a US Airways flight according to WSJ journalist Scott McCartney: Fuel (close to 30%) Salaries (maybe 20%) Buying and leasing planes (16%) Federal taxes (14%) Total......  [read more]

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    A Better Ketchup Bottle?

    May 25, 12 • 590 Views • No Comments

    In a 1964 TV commercial, during a pouring contest between 2 young boys, Heinz ketchup was “…too thick and rich to run.” In another ad, Heinz lost an OK Coral duel because it was the “slowest ketchup in the west…east, north and......  [read more]

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    Speedy Airplane Boarding

    Aug 23, 11 • 557 Views • 1 Comment

    Closely connected to an airline’s bottom line, speedy boarding means more efficiency. Here you can see the following alternative boarding strategies in action. Front to back: Least popular. Early boarders block those who follow them. Back to Front Very......  [read more]

  • The Debate Between Equality and Efficiency

    Feb 13, 10 • 428 Views • No Comments

    Speaking about the current political climate in “The Populism Problem”, James Surowiecki, New Yorker columnist, cites our contradictions: • Solve unemployment but cut the deficit • Implement health care reform but limit government •......  [read more]