Posts Tagged ‘oligopoly’

  • Economic news summary and soda taxes

    Is “MexiCoke” Making a Mistake?

    Nov 8, 13 • 3004 Views • No Comments

    In Nevada convenience store coolers, at Wal-Mart or Costco, people empty the shelves the minute the Mexican Coca-Cola arrives. Coke says the glass bottle is the reason. Coca-Cola drinkers say they prefer “MexiCoke” because it is made with sugar......  [read more]

  • cars

    Oligopoly: Two Great Ads

    Sep 6, 13 • 2740 Views • No Comments

    During August, 2010, this picture of VW’s headquarters appeared in Google Street View. Fiat actually was following a Google car and then parked, at the right moment, in front of VW for the shot. In Santa Monica, CA, Audi and BMW got into a billboard......  [read more]

  • Ice cream stores

    Oligopoly: Selling Ice Cream in Finland

    Aug 30, 13 • 904 Views • No Comments

    The first Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Store was in a renovated garage near the University of Vermont. According to Ben and Jerry, ice cream and Vermont winters complement each other because you feel warmer when the inside of your body and the outside......  [read more]

  • vintage cup holder

    Innovation: The Cup Holder

    Jul 20, 13 • 1066 Views • No Comments

    Steve Jobs once said, “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.” I suspect that automakers were thinking like Steve Jobs when they gave us the cup holder. The story of the cup holder begins in 1950: A tough device to perfect, the cup......  [read more]

  • Marijuana

    Monopolistic Competition: Marijuana Markets

    May 21, 13 • 1880 Views • No Comments

    As marijuana becomes increasingly legal, what kind of a market do we want? At the moment, Colorado and Washington permit the production, sale and consumption of recreational marijuana and 18 states say the sale of marijuana for medical use is okay. But......  [read more]