Posts Tagged ‘Soviet Union’

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    A Line Primer

    Dec 10, 11 • 175 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Innovation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Done with grocery shopping, you scan the registers and select the shortest line. Standing there for 2 minutes, your time flies. Another minute? Okay. But then, according to research, when the time hits 4 minutes, you believe you have been there for 6 and 5

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    Waiting In Line

    Aug 12, 10 • 153 Views • Businesses, Developing Economies, Households, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    During August evenings in Nantucket, the lines are long at the Juice Bar. Outside each of two doors is a line stretching along the sidewalk. Once you enter the doors into the shop, you can select among (sort of) 6 lines to get to the counter and order

  • Con and Pro Thoughts of Paul Samuelson

    Dec 21, 09 • 207 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    in this week’s Barron’s, commentator Gene Epstein shares a rather different view of Paul Samuelson from most who eulogized his life. Epstein perceived the economist who has been elevated for bringing math to his discipline as the scholar who