Posts Tagged ‘Starbucks’

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    Starbucks or McDonald’s?

    Jun 10, 10 • 1032 Views • Behavioral Economics, BusinessesNo Comments

    A recent Pew Research Center survey asked 2260 adults whether they would, “prefer to live in a place with more McDonald’s or more Starbucks.” 43% said McDonald’s; 35% said Starbucks; 22% had no preference. According to the study, a key...

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    Conspicuous (Coffee) Consumption

    May 1, 10 • 171 Views • Businesses, Developing Economies, Economic ThinkersNo Comments

    How can you show your friends that you have ascended to your country’s middle class? Starbucks. A recent BusinessWeek article on the world’s most caffeinated countries cited a connection between an emerging middle class and coffee...

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    Tipping Points

    Mar 3, 10 • 131 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    When tipping, we all have a tipping point.  It might sound reasonable to leave a dollar tip.  But, if a Tall Vanilla Latte costs $3.37, is a thirty percent tip too much?  Yes, says one NY Times blogger. On the other side, Starbucks baristas say...

  • The Impact of No Impact Man

    Sep 28, 09 • 93 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Knowing that every decision has an opportunity cost, we can become “no impact” men and women…IF…we identify and accept the trade offs. Is it okay to give Starbucks less business? Then, who will absorb that impact? The stockholders? The...