How High Can a Taxi Fare Go?

Tough to get in rain, ice or snow, NYC cabs never seem to be around when I need them. That is what makes Uber such a great story. First used in San Francisco, the idea behind Uber was to make more rid…

Lobster Economics

The year is 2008. Icelandic banks crash. Canadian lobster processors lose their financing. The result? Demand from Canadian processors for Maine’s lobster harvest decreases. Meanwhile, on the su…

Who Needs a License?

What does a hair salon “shampoo specialist” have in common with a private detective? In certain states, each needs a license to do business. But what might licensing involve? For a Texas s…

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