Posts Tagged ‘negative externality’

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    The Real Cost of a Car

    May 23, 11 • 192 Views • No Comments

    To see how much a car costs, just add up the purchase price, insurance, gas and a yearly service. Yes? According to one group of researchers, a car that is driven 100,000 miles costs $19,000 more than you might think. The $19,000 relates to external costs....  [read more]

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    Grandma and the City

    Jan 31, 11 • 227 Views • No Comments

    In the U.S. 81% of us live in a city. Saying that cities generate more wealth, productivity and innovation, Brookings’ Research Director Alan Berube and Harvard’s Edward Glaeser applaud urbanization. In China, though, Grandma might not be so...  [read more]

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    Environmental Dilemmas

    Nov 2, 10 • 224 Views • No Comments

    It’s the same question. Economic development or conservation? During April, the headline said, “Uganda Seeks to Reconcile Oil-Nature.” Now, in Tanzania, “Proposed Serengeti Highway Is Lined With Prospects and Fears.” The places...  [read more]

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    Obesity Concerns

    Sep 25, 10 • 236 Views • No Comments

    The new vending machine at a Mason, Ohio high school only sells carrots. At 50 cents a bag, “they are selling like hotcakes”. Is it because the baby carrot video ads are amazing or that no other vending machine works during school hours? This...  [read more]

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    More Taxing Decisions

    May 21, 10 • 259 Views • No Comments

    Would you support a penny an ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages? According to the NY Times and The New England Journal of Medicine, the idea is becoming increasingly attractive to many municipalities. By putting on our economic glasses, we can better...  [read more]