Posts Tagged ‘Netflix’

  • Cutting the deficit

    Have We Halved the Deficit?

    Jan 30, 14 • 123 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Debates, Economic Growth, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Entertainment, Government, Health Care, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    In the State-of-the-Union, President Obama said, “Our deficits–cut by more than half.” Looking at the federal deficit as a percent of GDP, we can say that the deficit is much lower than 4 years ago. BUT… The deficit was an unusually...

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    Vacation Daze

    Sep 7, 10 • 109 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Innovation, Labor5 Comments

    In a column about Netflix, author Daniel Pink described their vacation policy for salaried employees. They have none. All who are salaried can take off as many or as few days as they want. Their rationale? Because many people do a lot of work away from the...

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    Netflix and Buggy Whips

    Aug 14, 10 • 120 Views • Businesses, Economic Thinkers, Innovation, Tech1 Comment

    After reading this NY Times article about Netflix, you might begin to think about buggy whips. I know it sounds distant but here is the connection. Entrepreneurs make an existing product or process obsolete. Netflix and Blockbuster. Amazon and Barnes &...