Posts Tagged ‘negative externality’

  • sports stadiums and money

    Sports Walks

    Aug 31, 12 • 449 Views • 1 Comment

    Whenever I go to a Philly’s baseball game, the walk from the car to my seat takes awhile. Located in a “stand alone” sports complex off of Route 95, the stadium is one of several and the parking lots extend for acres. I’ve discovered...  [read more]

  • The Sugary Beverage Debate

    More Soda Wars

    Aug 14, 12 • 292 Views • No Comments

    If you lived in Richmond, California, would you vote yes or no for their proposed soda tax? The tax is unusual because it does not charge people at the register. Instead, retailers would have to pay a license fee that is based on how many ounces of SSBs...  [read more]

  • Sometimes Flying Costs More Than Money

    Jul 14, 12 • 287 Views • No Comments

    What to do when you’ve paid extra for an aisle seat and a person asks you to switch with his wife so that they can sit next to each other? Do you say yes or endure his irritation through the entire flight? Watching, an economist might have cited a negative...  [read more]

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    The “Problem” of the Commons

    Jun 20, 12 • 268 Views • No Comments

    Located 30 miles from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the island of Nantucket has no traffic lights. Instead, drivers respond to stop signs, rotaries and courtesy. More often than not, if a walker or a biker needs to cross the street, cars stop. When someone is...  [read more]

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    Finding Food Deserts

    Jul 18, 11 • 294 Views • No Comments

    Having just learned that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a food desert website, I am not sure how we should respond. The USDA tells us that in a food desert most low-income households have limited access to a supermarket or grocery store. In the...  [read more]