Posts Tagged ‘traffic fatalities’

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    The Cafe Menu

    Aug 29, 12 • 178 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Environment, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    How will a 54.5 mpg CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) mandate affect us? We start with a mystery.  Because Minivans are big and heavy, they should be the source of a large proportion of all traffic fatalities in 2-car accidents. But they are not. Why?

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    The Blackberry Disruption

    Oct 18, 11 • 148 Views • Behavioral Economics, Government, Innovation, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Last week’s Blackberry blackout saved lives. In Dubai, traffic accidents dipped 20%. For Abu Dhabi, the decrease was 40%. Considering that there is approximately 1 traffic accident every 3 minutes in Dubai and a traffic fatality every 2 days in Abu