Posts Tagged ‘walking’

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    Time Matters

    Aug 25, 11 • 111 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Developing Economies, Economic Thinkers, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking Economically1 Comment

    Faster people tend to live in wealthier nations. According to psychologist Robert Levine, cultures with faster walkers probably have more people, a cooler climate, a “vital economy” and they value individualism. Measuring “tempo” in 31...

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    Walking Matters

    Dec 5, 10 • 103 Views • Behavioral Economics, Developing Economies, Environment, Innovation, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    A podcast on cities from WNYC’s Radiolab cited walking speed as a part of a city’s personality. To walk 60 feet, people averaged 10.55 seconds in Singapore,  12.37 seconds in Paris, 21 seconds in Buchanan, Liberia, and 31.60 seconds in...