Posts Tagged ‘margin’

  • More people vote when they believe it is a social norm.

    The Difference That a Sticker Makes

    Nov 10, 14 • 280 Views • No Comments

    Because "I Voted" stickers indicate voting is a social norm, like paying taxes or saving electricity, people are more likely to act like their neighbors....  [read more]

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    Marginal Children

    Feb 1, 12 • 852 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. American births are on the decline; the number per year has fallen from 4.3 million (2007) to 4 million (2010), perhaps due to a shaky economic situation. However… Why is raising more kids less expensive (in some ways,...  [read more]

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    Everest Economics

    Jan 30, 12 • 273 Views • No Comments

    Having no inclination to climb Mount Everest, I have always been fascinated by its economic connection. Now, hearing that Prince Harry was considering the ascent as a part of his “Walking for the Wounded,” it reminded me that Everest is all about...  [read more]

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    Who Are We?

    Sep 29, 11 • 244 Views • No Comments

    Environmental concerns? You might want to look at what the The American Community Survey for 2010 says about who drives alone to work (105 million) and how many of us take public transportation (7 million). If education is your focus, one table in the Survey...  [read more]

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    In A Good State

    Jan 24, 11 • 273 Views • No Comments

    We know it’s not New York or California. The bottom of the list also includes New Jersey, Arizona, Florida, Nevada and others. These are the states that, having mismanaged spending and taxing, are now facing tough fiscal decisions. Their finances...  [read more]