When Cities Ban Chain Stores

Relating to prices, a local multiplier and vacancies, there are tradeoffs if municipalities change the competitive market structure by banning chain stores.…

Why We Want New iPhones

A competitive strategy, planned obsolescence is controversial. It can spur innovation and growth or represent corporate waste and consumer manipulation.…

Are You Buying Less Soup?

Canned food used to be aspirational. The ads in 1918 said that easy-to-use canned foods gave Mom more time to play with the kids. Canned Foods were healthy. They were versatile. You can see where we a…

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