Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

  • The Sugary Beverage Debate

    More Soda Wars

    Aug 14, 12 • 127 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Economic Thinkers, Government, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo 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...

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    Mobile Home Ceilings

    Oct 22, 10 • 114 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, RegulationNo Comments

    When the Ukiah California City Council said yes to rent stabilization for a local mobile home park, senior citizens said, “Thank you.” In NYC, 50% of all housing in Manhattan is rent regulated. Sixty years ago, concerned that the middle class...

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    Soda Wars

    Oct 8, 10 • 121 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, RegulationNo Comments

    In “the soda wars,” who is fighting whom? Past news articles refer to state legislative attempts to tax sugary soft drinks. Now, a NY Times article focuses on how New York City is trying to bar use of food stamps for sugary soft drinks. The...

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    The NYC Economy

    May 16, 10 • 114 Views • Businesses, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    With “Law & Order” being canceled by NBC, the New York City economy will feel it. Of course actors are affected but also the caterers who feed them, the stores that sell them the lawyers’ clothing (Barney’s and Saks), and the...