A Savings Lottery

Assume you have 3 extra dollars each day. Would you use it for a lottery ticket or a savings account? Most people would select the lottery ticket. Economists, though, hoping to elevate our nation̵…

A Unique Gift Idea

Would you like a bus stop named after you? In Chicago, you could do it. The message here is that naming opportunities have been created in order to raise money for municipalities. You could catch a tr…

What If A State Defaulted?

What would happen if a state defaulted on its debt? It is unlikely. It has not happened since 1933. But…what if? In a fascinating simulation at The Economist’s Buttonwood Conference, an au…

Recycling Garbage

A recent article in SF Gate focused on Berkeley’s garbage problems. Because of Berkeley’s commitment to recycling, the revenue it receives from garbage collection has dropped precitously. …

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