Posts Tagged ‘Fred Morrison’

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    The Significance of the Frisbee

    Mar 23, 14 • 88 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Growth, Economic History, Economic Humor, Economic Thinkers, Entertainment, Households, Labor, Lifestyle, TechNo Comments

    The story of the Frisbee begins in a backyard during a Thanksgiving dinner in 1937. Fred Morrison and his girlfriend Lucile “Lu” Nay were tossing a  popcorn-tin lid when they switched to a cake pan because it had better aerodynamics. Having some...

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    The Significance of the Frisbee

    Feb 22, 10 • 105 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Last week, just after listening to the Schumpeter lecture from Dr. Timothy Taylor in a (very good) Teaching Company course on the history of economic thought, I read in the N.Y. Times that the inventor of the Frisbee had died. Joseph Schumpeter focused on the...