Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

  • 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 • 482 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]

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    Should We Buy Local?

    Jun 21, 12 • 517 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]

  • Industries afflicted with Baumol's Disease have slower productivity growth.

    Affordable (Cambodian) Health Care

    Jun 16, 12 • 429 Views • No Comments

    A village in Cambodia had problems with affordable health care but they found a solution. Traditionally,  if someone got sick, the gods had to be appeased with an offering that might include a buffalo, a cow, some bananas, incense, rice wine, a chicken. It......  [read more]

  • PNC Wealth Management Measures Inflation With Its Christmas Price Index

    Was That Birthday Card Really Free?

    Jun 11, 12 • 441 Views • No Comments

    Have you ever been delighted that you got something for free? I was until I read “the cost of zero cost” in Dan Ariely’s book, Predictably Irrational. My story begins at a Papyrus store in NYC. About to pay for several birthday cards, the......  [read more]

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    Super Sized Sodas

    Jun 3, 12 • 465 Views • No Comments

    Given a huge tub of stale popcorn, people eat it. In a 2005 study, when 158 Philadelphia moviegoers received either 14-day old or freshly popped popcorn in a huge tub or a medium size container, those with the big bucket ate more. A lot more… 33% extra......  [read more]