Posts Tagged ‘utility’

  • PNC Wealth Management Measures Inflation With Its Christmas Price Index

    Was That Birthday Card Really Free?

    Jun 11, 12 • 216 Views • No Comments

    Have you ever been delighted that you got something for free? I was until I read “the cost of zero cost” in Dan Ariely’s book, Predictably Irrational. My story begins at a Papyrus store in NYC. About to pay for several birthday cards, the...  [read more]

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    Everyone Hates Free Parking

    Mar 6, 12 • 252 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Last Friday evening, two unexpected things happened at the highly attended Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) “Nations Cup” event. 1. I saw Donald Trump in the flesh — he’s very tall...  [read more]

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    Supply, Demand and Internet Dating

    Aug 3, 11 • 344 Views • No Comments

    What if, “you’re an 8 constantly chasing after 10s and constantly being chased by 6s?” Described in the Financial Times, the developers of Match.com’s algorithm, codenamed Synapse, have an answer. “It’s just supply and...  [read more]

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    PC Benefits

    Apr 6, 11 • 248 Views • No Comments

    We know that the computer has really made a difference. It replaced typewriters, photo albums, calculators and maybe even travel agents. But still, can we precisely state its impact? Yes, $1700. Economists have calculated that each year since 1977, on...  [read more]

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    The Value of a Price Tag

    Jan 8, 11 • 194 Views • No Comments

    Asking, “Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better?” a group of researchers decided to find out. They described the results of their study in a working paper for the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE). The researchers introduced their paper...  [read more]