Posts Tagged ‘income inequality’

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    Pizza Economics: The Life of a Pie

    Apr 17, 13 • 954 Views • No Comments

    Pizza economics could provide good case study potential for looking at income inequality, a creative workplace, and (from Saturday Night Live) starting a small business. Income Inequality: In Williamsburg Brooklyn, you can buy pizza made by a chef who...  [read more]

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    Income Inequality: Starbucks

    Apr 14, 13 • 429 Views • No Comments

    During June, 2012, 8 pounds of Guatemalan coffee were sold at auction for $4004.00  ($500.50 a pound). Called Finca El Injerto, the bean is unusually small, originally from Yemen and grown at an elite Guatemalan plantation. At my Florham Park, NJ Starbucks,...  [read more]

  • For most economists, historians, social scientists, it is tough to avoid research bias

    Making Presidential History

    Nov 13, 12 • 320 Views • No Comments

    President Obama has been having dinner with historians. Described by the NY Times as a “largely left tilting group,” the names I consistently discovered that attended the dinners were: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, Robert Caro, Robert...  [read more]

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    Trees and Money

    Oct 2, 12 • 225 Views • No Comments

    In one NPR report on trees and income inequality, a senior online NOVA editor showed his sky shots (below) of Piedmont CA and nearby West Oakland. Piedmont, which he described as a “wealthy enclave” was quite green while West Oakland “known...  [read more]

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    Why Are Most of Us Middle Class?

    Aug 28, 12 • 285 Views • No Comments

    “What then is the American, this new man?…He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he...  [read more]