Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

  • Fruit cranberries drink

    New Soda War Battles

    Jul 3, 12 • 485 Views • No Comments

    “It’s worth fighting for. . . . This is about our economy, it’s about jobs, it’s also about our traditions and our values.” The speaker was John Kerrey and the topic was the cranberry. Worried that sugary beverage limitations could move far beyond......  [read more]

  • Tomatoes

    Tomatoes, Health Care and Unintended Consequences

    Jun 30, 12 • 300 Views • No Comments

    Trying to make pretty tomatoes, plant breeders inadvertently created a tasteless fruit. It all started 70 years ago with a gene mutation that evenly ripened tomatoes. Seeing the commercial potential of uniformly colored bright red tomatoes, growers bred the......  [read more]

  • The Price of a Life

    Jun 29, 12 • 456 Views • No Comments

    I get concerned when people say we may need to start rationing health care. Like most goods and services, because there is a limited supply of health care, we have always rationed it. In some way, we had to decide who would get more and who would get less.......  [read more]

  • Unless We Look More Closely at Women in the Global Labor Force, We See Only the Tip of the Iceberg.

    What Do Kids Cost Us?

    Jun 24, 12 • 438 Views • No Comments

    Telling us that, “Women Still Can’t Have it All,” Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why she left her position as policy planning director for the State Department. In addition to her 24/7 job in Washington DC, she was a......  [read more]

  • Frittata with spinach and onion

    Should We Buy Local?

    Jun 21, 12 • 483 Views • No Comments

    I just finished an omelette with eggs and spinach from a nearby farm. It tasted good, I supported local business and I helped the environment. You could say that I had my cake (but it was spinach) and ate it too. But, here is the surprise. If you care about......  [read more]