Posts Tagged ‘markets’

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    The Afghan Votes Market

    Sep 19, 10 • 198 Views • No Comments

    In Kunduz Province, the price of a vote was $15 while in Kandahar, it was closer to $1.  Do we have a market? Just like shoes or shirts, it appears that the price of an Afghan vote was determined by demand and supply. For the Afghan election, according...  [read more]

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    Can More Be Less?

    Apr 25, 10 • 268 Views • No Comments

    At Starbucks, no one orders just a regular coffee, at the Gap, we look at easy fit or relaxed or straight leg, and when selecting health insurance, we think about deductibles and prescription drug coverage. Everywhere we have many choices. One experiment in a...  [read more]

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    Hot Wing Markets

    Mar 29, 10 • 227 Views • No Comments

    Opening on April 1 in NYC, the Exchange Bar & Grill has food and drink prices that respond instantaneously to demand.  As described in a Reuters article, if everyone wants hot wings, then, in $.25 increments, the price increases; if no one wants...  [read more]

  • A Macro-difference With Micro-insurance

    Jan 24, 10 • 227 Views • No Comments

    Listening to a recent segment of Marketplace.org (1/15.2010), I heard about microinsurance. The concept sounds like win/win for everyone. With more resilient structures, Haitians can purchase microinsurance policies that cost $1 to $2 a day. Correspondingly,...  [read more]

  • Who Should Get A Kidney?

    Dec 23, 09 • 263 Views • No Comments

    Some say that it is unethical to pay someone for a kidney while others say it is unethical to use a method (a government list) that makes fewer donor organs available. As always, choosing is refusing. The debate continues in a recent NY Times article:...  [read more]