Posts Tagged ‘marginal cost’

  • The Shot Clock and Technological Innovation

    The Surprising Impact of the Shot Clock On Basketball

    Apr 12, 14 • 418 Views • No Comments

    This 60-foot shot is amazing. The game was between Shakopee and Hopkins, 2 Minneapolis-St. Paul area high school basketball teams. Playing a semifinal playoff, in quadruple overtime, Hopkins won 49-46 with the 60-foot shot. Hopkins’s strategy? They...  [read more]

  • drought marginal cost

    The Cost of Conservation

    Feb 12, 14 • 370 Views • No Comments

    By Madeleine Vance, guest blogger and student at Kent Place School. Saving water is supposed to allow us to cut down costs. For the drought-stricken city of Wichita Falls in Texas, this is not the case.  In 2013, Wichita Falls’s total rainfall was 33...  [read more]

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    Marginal Children

    Feb 1, 12 • 781 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]

  • How much should cities plan for the storm of the century?

    Stormy Issues

    Sep 1, 11 • 250 Views • No Comments

    For Hurricane Irene relief, the debate is again about the debt. Let’s start with the Congress. Expressed by Texas Representative Ron Paul, government should not play a role because “intrusive” bureaucracy” hinders local people and...  [read more]

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    “Tweetquakes”

    Aug 29, 11 • 253 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes Tweets travel faster than seismic waves. And then, what happens? In this wonderful webcomic from April 2010, an earthquake strikes, people Tweet, and within seconds, the news beats the temblor’s spread. Do people run for safety? No. They send...  [read more]