Posts Tagged ‘negative externality’

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

    A Ripple of Problems From Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 1, 12 • 553 Views • No Comments

    Reading economist Arnold Kling’s explanation of why it will take a very long time to return to normal from Hurricane Sandy, I kept thinking of my own NJ disaster devastated neighborhood with downed trees on roads covered with branches, leaves and wires.......  [read more]

  • sports stadiums and money

    Sports Walks

    Aug 31, 12 • 1024 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 • 548 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 • 667 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 • 667 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]