Posts Tagged ‘free rider’

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    Intellectual Property: China’s Michael Jordan Trademark

    May 1, 13 • 251 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The Wall Street Journal had a great headline: “In China, Air cheow-DAN Cries Foul.” Saying, “I felt the need to protect my name, my identity, and the Chinese consumer,” Michael Jordan is suing the Chinese firm Qiaodan for using his...

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    Environmental “Nudges”

    Sep 20, 11 • 112 Views • Behavioral Economics, Environment, Government, Households, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Sometimes a nudge is not enough. According to science writer Jonah Lehrer, society has to do more than “nudge” us when it wants to change our behavior. When Sacramento, California wanted to diminish energy usage by showing customers what their...