Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

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    Employee Holidays

    Dec 21, 11 • 460 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 • 509 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]

  • The ROI From College

    College Matters

    Nov 23, 11 • 552 Views • No Comments

    Assume you are an 18 year-old high school graduate with $102,000 to use for a lifelong investment. These are your choices: triple-A rated bonds housing common stock Bachelor’s Degree (4 year college) Associate’s Degree gold long term treasuries......  [read more]

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    The Future of Oil

    Nov 8, 11 • 471 Views • No Comments

    When will we run out of oil? A room full of pistachios might have the answer. In the first several pages of The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance, a teacher says you have been given a room filled 5 feet high with pistachio nuts. The nuts are free, you are......  [read more]

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

    Babies and the Elderly

    Oct 24, 11 • 557 Views • No Comments

    The beginning of life and the end of life are becoming more expensive. The number of premature babies in the U.S. has soared by 36% during the past 25 years. Caused partially by twins, triplets, (and more) from older mothers and by advances in......  [read more]