Posts Tagged ‘licensing’

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    How High Can a Taxi Fare Go?

    Dec 28, 13 • 751 Views • No Comments

    Tough to get in rain, ice or snow, NYC cabs never seem to be around when I need them. That is what makes Uber such a great story. First used in San Francisco, the idea behind Uber was to make more rides available when city licensing codes prohibited it. Since...  [read more]

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    Lobster Economics

    Jul 24, 12 • 415 Views • No Comments

    The year is 2008. Icelandic banks crash. Canadian lobster processors lose their financing. The result? Demand from Canadian processors for Maine’s lobster harvest decreases. Meanwhile, on the supply side, the lobster population is soaring. Conservation...  [read more]

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    Who Needs a License?

    Feb 9, 11 • 285 Views • No Comments

    What does a hair salon “shampoo specialist” have in common with a private detective? In certain states, each needs a license to do business. But what might licensing involve? For a Texas shampooer, it includes 150 hours of classes while a...  [read more]