Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Colbert’

  • Demand and Supply for Pricing Super Bowl Tickets

    Is $3.9 Million the Right Price for a Super Bowl Ad?

    Jan 28, 14 • 690 Views • No Comments

    In an ad for the (Super Bowl) ad, Stephen Colbert talks about Wonderful Pistachios. Fox said its Super Bowl TV ad inventory (estimated at 65 spots) for the game is sold out. According to Ad Age, that inventory included 30 seconds during the first unscheduled...  [read more]

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

    The US Drought and Pizza

    Sep 11, 12 • 239 Views • No Comments

    Discussing the impact of this summer’s drought on pizza, Stephen Colbert said, “It is one thing for global warming to make the sea levels rise but nobody told me it could make my cheese levels recede.” Colbert was reacting to an economist at...  [read more]

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    The Norwegian Butter Crisis

    Mar 25, 12 • 433 Views • No Comments

    Reserves were low, demand was high and prices skyrocketed. No, not oil. Butter. Butter demand surged in Norway several months ago when a low carb high fat diet swept the nation. At the same time, the supply of butter plunged because wet weather diminished the...  [read more]

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    Mankiw and Colbert

    Oct 29, 10 • 252 Views • No Comments

    For some smiles and econ also, the following links are fun. It all began with Harvard’s N. Gregory Mankiw’s NY Times op-ed column on higher tax rates. Explaining, he said that $1000 wisely invested, with no taxes, became $10,000 in 30 years. By...  [read more]