Posts Tagged ‘profits’

  • When one mall is located in 2 cities, each with a different minimum wage, the unique incentives affect employees and consumers through wages and prices.

    A Tale of Two Cities… and One Mall

    Sep 4, 14 • 272 Views • No Comments

    Half of the Valley Fair Mall is in Santa Clara, CA while the other half is in San Jose. Because San Jose has a minimum wage of $10.15 while Santa Clara’s is $8.00, the stores at the mall have a problem. Minimum Wages Issues For some stores, the big...  [read more]

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    Factors of Production: Organic Farming

    Jan 6, 13 • 228 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday morning, my 4 mile walk seemed faster than usual because I listened to Lisa Turner talk about Laughing Stock, her organic farm. Interestingly, her conclusion focused on profit. Here are some of the stories from the econtalk podcast. She started by...  [read more]

  • Changing Air Travel Routes

    Oct 18, 12 • 344 Views • No Comments

    The marketplace affects where we can and cannot fly. If you need to travel between Lima, Peru and Atlanta, you can thank asparagus lovers. More than passenger traffic, Delta values the route because of its asparagus cargo. (While China is by far the...  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    More Recyling Matters

    Sep 26, 12 • 255 Views • No Comments

    Aluminum recycling is in the news because of a break-up. Together, Alcoa and Novelis (owned by HindalCo, an Indian firm) had been collecting and recycling cans–40 billion last year. But no more. Now, competing for used cans, each firm will do it alone....  [read more]

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    Your Airfare and Airline Profits

    Jul 1, 12 • 361 Views • No Comments

    What does your airline ticket pay for? In order of size, these represent the expenses for a US Airways flight according to WSJ journalist Scott McCartney: Fuel (close to 30%) Salaries (maybe 20%) Buying and leasing planes (16%) Federal taxes (14%) Total...  [read more]