Posts Tagged ‘incentive’

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    Becoming An Eco-Driver

    Mar 11, 12 • 268 Views • No Comments

    With the price of gas marching skyward, more of us might become eco-drivers. Based on a report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), here are some (slightly irreverent but accurate) rules for eco-driving: During warm...  [read more]

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    Health Care Costs

    Mar 10, 12 • 296 Views • No Comments

    Looking forward to your daily Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino, you see that the calorie count sign says 500 calories. Change your mind? Most studies indicate that knowing a calorie count has little if any impact on purchasing decisions. Then, you stroll to...  [read more]

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    Paying Kids For Good Grades

    Dec 24, 11 • 292 Views • No Comments

    What happens when you combine a $100 student payment with a teacher bonus for high A.P. grades, better lab equipment, free tutoring, Saturday classes and extra teacher training? At one Boston school, the results for an A.P. statistics class were: A surge in...  [read more]

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    Car Rentals and Cuban Houses

    Nov 11, 11 • 357 Views • No Comments

    Have you ever washed a rented car? Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers tells us that, “In the history of the world,” no one has. For rental cars and Cuban houses, lack of ownership is the common denominator. When Fidel Castro took control...  [read more]

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    The Cost of Seat Belts

    Nov 6, 11 • 280 Views • No Comments

    Can we assume that seat belts make us safer? Maybe. Writing about seat belts in 1975, University of Chicago economist Sam Peltzman described what we now call the Peltzman Effect. Sam Peltzman said that yes, seat belts do make us safer. However, making us...  [read more]