Posts Tagged ‘environment’

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    Green Jeans

    Jul 23, 10 • 123 Views • Businesses, EnvironmentNo Comments

    Reading about a new Eco Index started me thinking about competition. The Eco Index is somewhat comparable to the Energy Star rating created by the EPA in 1992. For appliances, Energy Star ratings convey energy efficiency information. For apparel, the Eco...

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    Environmental Emissions

    Jun 25, 10 • 109 Views • Environment, Regulation1 Comment

    A letter in “The Mail” section of a recent New Yorker tells us about a funny error on the cover of the May 17, 2010 issue. Mainly portraying emissions from vehicles, factories, and cows, the cover focuses on our environmental problems. According...

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    Environmental Externalities

    May 9, 10 • 150 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Debates, EnvironmentNo Comments

    There is oil under Murchison Falls National Park. Home to rare birds, lions, elephants, and giraffes, this Ugandan nature park is a tourist mecca. The Ugandan government, though, prefers oil to tourists as a revenue stream.  Thinking as economists, we...

  • Comments On Today’s News

    Jan 10, 10 • 109 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    A1 NY Times From a town clerk in Genesee, Wisconsin...