Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

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    More Water Dilemmas

    May 26, 10 • 374 Views • No Comments

    Bottled water has been around for a long time. Bottled Perrier was introduced in 1863 while people first drank a bottled Poland Spring product 13 years later. With bottled water consumption having increased until the recent economic contraction,...  [read more]

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    No Free Lunch

    May 24, 10 • 218 Views • No Comments

    In NYC, new pedestrian plazas are easing harried city life. Sitting in the middle of a once busy street where traffic congregated, now, you can relax at a table, drink some coffee and enjoy a sandwich. The only problem is the opportunity cost. Pedestrian...  [read more]

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    More on the Movies

    Apr 13, 10 • 252 Views • No Comments

    Following up on yesterday’s post, I discovered how important product placement can be. Sometimes movie makers decide the products beforehand, before they even complete the script and select the stars. Fees for a “starring” product can total...  [read more]

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    The Tip of the Iceberg?

    Mar 26, 10 • 226 Views • No Comments

    Growth or a safety net? Thinking at the margin, an increasing number of European policy makers are debating a change. The result is a classic economic dilemma. Unemployment and medical insurance, pensions, licensing protections, and job guarantees can...  [read more]

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    Mandate Broccoli?

    Mar 17, 10 • 260 Views • No Comments

    What if there was a miracle food that helped fight colds, prevent cancer, heart disease, and cataracts, and fostered healthy bones? According to several non-medical web sites, there is one. It’s broccoli. And what if another...  [read more]