Posts Tagged ‘negative externalities’

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    Overhead Problems

    Aug 25, 10 • 349 Views • 6 Comments

    You’ve probably heard the story. Fed up, a flight attendant tells passengers what he really thinks of them, grabs a beer, presses the button for the emergency chute, and leaves the plane. The overhead storage bin might have been the reason. Overhead...  [read more]

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    Parking Problems

    Aug 16, 10 • 344 Views • No Comments

    Parking expert Professor Donald Shoup has identified a traffic problem with implicatons far beyond city streets. Essentially he says that cheap city parking is really rather expensive.  Throughout parts of NYC, for example, drivers can select meters that...  [read more]

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    Costly Behavior

    Mar 24, 10 • 305 Views • No Comments

    Do you approve of Pigovian taxes?  These are taxes levied on seemingly undesirable behavior in order to compensate for their negative impact on society. soda tax: Among other municipalities, New York State and Philadelphia are proposing soda taxes. bag...  [read more]