Posts Tagged ‘positive externality’

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    Grandma and the City

    Jan 31, 11 • 543 Views • No Comments

    In the U.S. 81% of us live in a city. Saying that cities generate more wealth, productivity and innovation, Brookings’ Research Director Alan Berube and Harvard’s Edward Glaeser applaud urbanization. In China, though, Grandma might not be so......  [read more]

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    Environmental Dilemmas

    Nov 2, 10 • 643 Views • No Comments

    It’s the same question. Economic development or conservation? During April, the headline said, “Uganda Seeks to Reconcile Oil-Nature.” Now, in Tanzania, “Proposed Serengeti Highway Is Lined With Prospects and Fears.” The places......  [read more]

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    Obesity Concerns

    Sep 25, 10 • 590 Views • No Comments

    The new vending machine at a Mason, Ohio high school only sells carrots. At 50 cents a bag, “they are selling like hotcakes”. Is it because the baby carrot video ads are amazing or that no other vending machine works during school hours? This......  [read more]

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    A $5,000.00 Taxi Ride

    Apr 19, 10 • 727 Views • No Comments

    Hearing that actor John Cleese took a Mercedes taxi from Oslo to Brussels for about $5,000 because the Icelandic volcano eruption prevented him from flying, an economist would say, “That is a positive externality.” Economists see positive......  [read more]