Posts Tagged ‘price elasticity of demand’

  • Colorado recreational marijuana regulation

    Is Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Too High?

    Jan 2, 14 • 1079 Views • No Comments

    Colorado has a nasal ranger. Concerned with the increasing odor of marijuana in the streets now that its recreational purchase is legal, Colorado has made it possible to quantify the smell. Last year, between January and September, 11 of Denver’s 85...  [read more]

  • airplanes and WestJet "Christmas Miracle"

    The WestJet “Christmas Miracle”

    Dec 14, 13 • 575 Views • No Comments

    During an airport check-in, passengers on 2 WestJet flights to Calgary told a virtual Santa what they wanted for Christmas. They boarded, took off, probably forgot Santa entirely. But then, calling it their “Christmas Miracle,” WestJet greeted...  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

    Jun 12, 12 • 248 Views • No Comments

    Hearing Kermit the Frog say, “It’s not easy being green,” Mexican environmentalists might agree. Since March 2009, Mexican households have been offered cash payments or subsidized loans for replacing refrigerators and air-conditioners that...  [read more]

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    Becoming An Eco-Driver

    Mar 11, 12 • 253 Views • No Comments

    With the price of gas marching skyward, more of us might become eco-drivers. Based on a report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), here are some (slightly irreverent but accurate) rules for eco-driving: During warm...  [read more]

  • Gasoline prices add 9/10 at the margin

    A Gas Price That Might Matter

    Mar 5, 12 • 320 Views • 2 Comments

    Is it $4.11? Although gasoline prices are rising, consumers have not altered their driving habits. Economist James Hamilton suggests that the tipping point tends to be when prices exceed the highest point during the past 3 years. That number is $4.11 or $4.27...  [read more]