Posts Tagged ‘supply’

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    Random Recession Notes

    Mar 23, 10 • 648 Views • No Comments

    The impact of a recession might not be entirely what we expect. A recent study from the University of Ottawa suggests that we sleep more during a recession. Canadians slept two hours and 34 minutes more per week. Hypothesizing that it makes people happier, a......  [read more]

  • A Bag Tax

    Jan 27, 10 • 760 Views • No Comments

    Washington, D.C. got a bag tax on January 1. Now, any store that sells food (even a book store that sells mints) has to charge its customers $.05 for every bag they use (not just for the food but everything!). The results… 1. One Safeway reported using......  [read more]

  • Is the Market Ethical?

    Jan 12, 10 • 734 Views • No Comments

    Some people believe that government should control areas that we consider most valuable while others say precisely the opposite. The “war” between government believers and market believers was evident in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal.......  [read more]

  • Who Should Get A Kidney?

    Dec 23, 09 • 688 Views • No Comments

    Some say that it is unethical to pay someone for a kidney while others say it is unethical to use a method (a government list) that makes fewer donor organs available. As always, choosing is refusing. The debate continues in a recent NY Times article:......  [read more]