Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

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    Chinese State-Run Firms

    Feb 24, 12 • 348 Views • No Comments

    Where would your cell phone, your car, your gasoline, your savings account and the TV station you watch all have one thing in common? China. Called state capitalism, 45% of the Chinese economy is owned or controlled by the government.  With 655 million...  [read more]

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    Is Obesity the Government’s Business?

    Feb 16, 12 • 843 Views • No Comments

    To fight obesity, do you support government funded weight loss education? Soda taxes? Mandatory menu calorie counts? Banned bake sales? A recent Intelligence Squared debate provided several answers. The evening focused on the proposition,  “Obesity...  [read more]

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    Naming the Weather

    Feb 9, 12 • 334 Views • No Comments

    BMW had to apologize for bad weather.  It all began when their advertising agency decided to buy naming rights to a high-pressure area. Like hurricanes are named alphabetically in the U.S., high- and low-pressure weather areas that approach Central Europe...  [read more]

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    An Environmental Law

    Jan 20, 12 • 310 Views • No Comments

    Asked if they want lower gasoline taxes that make more driving affordable, people typically say, “Yes.” Told that the only electricity for a village in India is from coal-fired plants, most people will say it’s okay. When making decisions...  [read more]

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    An Annoying Penny

    Jan 16, 12 • 553 Views • 2 Comments

    While few seem to like the penny in the money supply any want to keep it....  [read more]