The Signals Your Name Sends

Your name can indicate which presidential hopeful you support. Bias to Hillary Clinton:   Bias to Bernie Sanders:   Bias to Donald Trump   Rather than focusing on donors, if we just loo…

iPhone 5 Economics

Explaining the probable impact of the new Apple iPhone, one UPS employee recalled the impact of the last new iPad launch.  At its internal hubs, UPS created more work hours for part timers and enjoyed…

Green Signals

When “green” is valued, hybrid car sales will be high. But here is the interesting part. When green is valued, looking “green” sometimes can be more important than being “…

Conspicuous Consumption

I once read that Thorstein Veblen let his dirty dishes accumulate until his cupboard was bare, then sprayed them with a hose and started all over again. Maybe a good idea, but unusual. This early 20th…

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