Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    An Environmental Law

    Jan 20, 12 • 326 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 • 585 Views • 2 Comments

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

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    Time or Tolls?

    Jan 8, 12 • 348 Views • No Comments

    The tolls on New Jersey’s major north/south toll road are up 53%. The response? Some drivers took a cheaper route. The catch? Time wise, it was more expensive. Confirmed (unscientifically) by 1 reporter who took the turnpike and the other, the free......  [read more]

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    Employee Holidays

    Dec 21, 11 • 324 Views • No Comments

    Just some facts today on who gets the most paid time off. According to the Economist, looking at a combination of public holidays and annual leave days for which workers have to be paid, Austria, Greece and France are at the top of the list while Canada,......  [read more]

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    Why Might People Cheat?

    Dec 7, 11 • 340 Views • No Comments

    When are people more likely to cheat? Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says to look at sweatshirts, the Ten Commandments, dollar bills and cans of Coca-Cola. In one experiment, Ariely discovered that more students would copy someone’s seemingly dishonest......  [read more]