Posts Tagged ‘Governor Christie’

  • Everyday Economics and the opportunity cost of eliminating gestation crates is less than what we sacrifice by keeping them.

    Why Humane Treatment is Good Economics

    Nov 16, 14 • 289 Views • No Comments

    Economic reasoning that focuses on opportunity cost can be added to humane treatment in the list of reasons for eliminating pigs' gestation crates....  [read more]

  • Price Elasticity, dynamic pricing and traffic congestion

    The Cost of Traffic in Fort Lee

    Jan 10, 14 • 815 Views • No Comments

    Have you ever thought of traffic congestion as a queue? Concerned about congestion on Oscar night, engineers in LA have manipulated traffic to keep the limo queues moving. Before Crash won the Oscar in 2006, street-based observers were calling in with,...  [read more]

  • A Price Ceiling Has Unintended Consequences

    Do You Like Rent Control?

    Nov 30, 12 • 993 Views • No Comments

    Asked if it makes sense to mandate lower rents for some apartments in large cities, many of us say yes. Lower rents facilitate diversity and they enable middle income municipal workers to live close to home. Affordability is good. Yes? The residents of...  [read more]

  • How much should cities plan for the storm of the century?

    Hurricane Sandy Stories

    Nov 6, 12 • 352 Views • No Comments

    Just some notes today about close-to-home Hurricane Sandy economics. Trees: Walking down my NJ street, I stopped to talk with 2 gentleman in a truck from Gainesville, Florida. They said they did tree work and had driven the 1000 miles to look for business....  [read more]