Posts Tagged ‘Freakonomics’

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    Are You a Follower?

    Jul 2, 12 • 354 Views • No Comments

    This sign in Arizona’s Petrified Forest was having little impact: “Your heritage is being vandalized every day by theft losses of petrified wood of 14 tons a year, mostly a small piece at a time.” However, after some sign experimentation,...  [read more]

  • 16715_poker.10.31.11_000016866590XSmall

    Does Luck Matter?

    Oct 31, 11 • 208 Views • No Comments

    In Las Vegas, the 2010 World Series of Poker was composed of 32,000 players and 57 separate tournaments. For the final event, $9 million was at stake. Freakonomics economist Steve Levitt and U. of Chicago law professor Thomas Miles studied the poker world...  [read more]

  • 16138_2.14_000007210772XSmall

    Pay-As-You-Throw

    Jan 19, 11 • 232 Views • No Comments

    Hearing Beethoven’s Fur Elise, a Taiwan resident knows the garbage truck is near. As described by a Washington Post writer, entire neighborhoods assemble with their garbage as the truck approaches. Called pay-as-you-throw (PAYT), through unit-pricing,...  [read more]