Posts Tagged ‘supply’

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    The Housing Dilemma

    Sep 9, 10 • 145 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Financial Markets, Regulation5 Comments

    Is it time for shock therapy? Since the housing bubble popped, from tax credits to mortgage modification programs, government has tried to support housing prices. The goal was to provide support and diminish foreclosures until the market stabilized. With

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    Kidney Markets?

    Sep 8, 10 • 310 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Regulation, Thinking Economically3 Comments

    What should we be able to buy and sell? Alcohol? Land? People? Body Parts? In a Teaching Company lecture on organ transplants, Wake Forest economist Robert Whaples says that the answers depend on the market’s boundaries. And, he soon adds, those

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    A Chocolate Squeeze

    Jul 26, 10 • 182 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Financial MarketsNo Comments

    One person might have purchased enough cocoa to make 5 billion chocolate bars. And, he is not even in the candy making business. Instead, he is doing what financial speculators have tried to do for centuries. He is trying to corner a market. The man is

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    Lessons for a Rainy Day

    May 20, 10 • 145 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    Last Tuesday was a bad day for most umbrellas. In New York City, it poured, it was windy, and most umbrellas were flipping out, blowing sidewards, and doing everything except what they were supposed to do.  It makes sense that someone should have

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    A Demand and Supply Lesson

    May 17, 10 • 152 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and MarketsNo Comments

    A recent NPR report on the changing status of marijuana in California is also a supply and demand story. The story begins in 1983 when the Reagan administration sought to decimate pot production in California. As a result, supply would have decreased because