Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

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    Is Obesity the Government’s Business?

    Feb 16, 12 • 1150 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 • 507 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]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    An Environmental Law

    Jan 20, 12 • 435 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 • 840 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 • 532 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]