Posts Tagged ‘incentive’

  • Bubbles cupcakes

    The Cupcake Bubble

    Jul 9, 14 • 991 Views • No Comments

    Just like technology stocks in 2000 and housing in 2005, the cupcake bubble has burst. In 2004 or so, many of us started buying the most amazing cupcakes. 4 inches tall, topped with sprinkles or a cookie, the cupcake might have been pistachio......  [read more]

  • A simple and efficient way to do income taxes

    The Reason For An Income Tax Default (Form)

    Apr 25, 14 • 1480 Views • No Comments

    In Denmark, the government automatically prepares people’s taxes. Because they already have the data they need, the tax authority calculates everyone’s income taxes and sends them notice of how much they owe or will receive as a refund. With 80%......  [read more]

  • lime demand and supply

    Why Might Salsa Prices Soar?

    Apr 4, 14 • 2647 Views • No Comments

    During the 1970s we did not eat many limes, maybe less than 1/2 a pound each year, and most were from Florida. Now our consumption has tripled and the lime has gone global. Faced with cheap Mexican limes, devastation from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and a more......  [read more]

  • Everyday economics and how prices differ in the U.S.

    The Benefits of “Pay-It-Forward”

    Mar 20, 14 • 1586 Views • No Comments

    Perhaps a pay-it-forward record, at a Connecticut Starbucks, more than 1,000 people each paid for the person behind them during December 2013. The store manager was on to something when he said, “”We hope that it will continue on, even if it......  [read more]

  • Online shopping and the high frequency returner

    The Unintended Consequences of Free Shipping

    Dec 25, 13 • 861 Views • No Comments

    I just read about an online shopper who ordered 10 pairs of pants from the Gap and then returned 7. Called a high frequency returner, that same consumer told a WSJ reporter that for Christmas, she buys coats and shoes in different sizes and colors for her 4......  [read more]