Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

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    Getting the Most From Our Money

    Feb 3, 11 • 321 Views • No Comments

    In 2020, according to the World Health Organization, traffic fatalities will be the second leading cause of deaths in the world. Moreover, in the U.S. alone, approximately 57 million birds are killed by cars annually. (from Cool It, p. 154) So, asks Bjorn......  [read more]

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    Waste and Cost

    Jan 27, 11 • 336 Views • No Comments

    Who could possibly have disagreed with President Obama when, in his State of the Union address, he said we have to eliminate wasteful regulations?  Some very important people. Emory University economics professor, Paul Rubin, explained in a WSJ article......  [read more]

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    The Cost of a Family

    Dec 23, 10 • 319 Views • No Comments

    The cost of having a family has gone up and it has gone down. In its annual report on the average cost of raising a child in a middle income family, the Department of Agriculture said from 2008 to 2009, the amount has risen by 1%. A child born during 2009 is......  [read more]

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    Unintended Green Incentives

    Dec 19, 10 • 303 Views • No Comments

    True or False? When we become more energy efficient, we use up fewer resources. This New Yorker Magazine article says maybe. Citing the “rebound effect,” the article briefly takes us back to Williams Jevons, England, and 1865. In a book called The......  [read more]

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    A Unique Gift Idea

    Dec 10, 10 • 341 Views • No Comments

    Would you like a bus stop named after you? In Chicago, you could do it. The message here is that naming opportunities have been created in order to raise money for municipalities. You could catch a train at an AT&T subway stop in Philadelphia. Or, you......  [read more]