Posts Tagged ‘regulation’

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    Are You a Follower?

    Jul 2, 12 • 413 Views • No Comments

    This sign in Arizona’s Petrified Forest was having little impact: “Your heritage is being vandalized every day by theft losses of petrified wood of 14 tons a year, mostly a small piece at a time.” However, after some sign experimentation,...  [read more]

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    Sweden, Ikea and Taxes

    May 18, 12 • 458 Views • No Comments

    Our story starts when Ikea’s founder, Ingvar Kamprad, left Sweden during the 1970s. It ends with Sweden’s current finance minister saying that taxes were the reason. Associated with a more humane form of capitalism, Sweden was the prototype for...  [read more]

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    Pool Rules

    May 14, 12 • 275 Views • No Comments

    This law is about pools but it relates to much more. Here are the facts: Until now, many of the country’s 256,000 public pools have provided access to portable lifts that help people with disabilities. On May 21, instead, the Americans With Disabilities...  [read more]

  • Decisions Have An Opportunity Cost That Require Tradeoffs

    Free or Fair Government?

    Apr 16, 12 • 237 Views • No Comments

    I live in a town where I have to pay for garbage pick-up and recycling or I can dispose of it myself. The fire department is voluntary. Because there is no local high school, the town pays other school districts to educate our teenagers. In our town,...  [read more]

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    Greek Red Tape

    Mar 23, 12 • 260 Views • No Comments

    Our story begins with 3 Greek entrepreneurs who want to create an e-commerce business selling olive products. It ends as Oliveshop.com begins to flourish with orders from the U.S., Australia, Japan, Mongolia and beyond. The middle of the story, though, is...  [read more]