Continuing with our January e-links, we recommend a Tim Harford podcast that tells us all we need to know about a bubble.
What People Will Pay For a Dorito
A Dorito or a Cheeto can become collectible snacks when they are sufficiently unique to be worth an elevated price.
Weekly Roundup: From Buying Mail Trucks to Selling Beanie Babies
Our Posts Roundup Sunday 3.08.15 What we don’t know about Daylight Saving…more Monday 3.09.15 Why Apple is like the old AT&T…more Tuesday 3.10.15 What we can learn from a mail truck…more Wednesday 3.11.15 How to find out the real jobs numbers…more Thursday 3.12.15…
Weekly Roundup: From Fed Humor to the Wisdom of Warren Buffett
Our Posts Roundup Sunday 3.01.15 Handy notes from Warren Buffett…more Monday 3.02.15 The basics of Greek tax evasion…more Tuesday 3.03.15 Insight about airline queues…more Wednesday 3.04.15 Why we subsidize Brazilian farmers…more Thursday 3.05.15 What an ATM can teach us…more …
The Mystery of the $300 Textbook
Because the college textbook market is a monopoly for each book in which the instructor selects the books and students buy it, prices have skyrocketed.
The Cupcake Bubble
Just like technology stocks in 2000 and housing in 2005, the cupcake bubble has burst. In 2004 or so, many of us started buying the most amazing cupcakes. 4 inches tall, topped with sprinkles or a cookie, the cupcake might have been pistachio or strawberry…