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Five Everyday Economics Illustrations That Do Not Involve Money

Friday, February 17, 2017

I confess….I am an econ nerd. I see its relevancy everywhere. As a teacher, I am always trying to think of ways I can explain economic concepts using every day events not involving a business or money. Here are a few I have used in a classroom. I hope you find them helpful. More

I Want It Now – Is Amazon Serious About One Hour Delivery?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

When I think of advances in technology, I think ways to manufacture items more efficiently. I associate technological advances with production rather than marketing. Our British contributor has written a blog discussing how Amazon has used its technology to further its marketing. More

Are US Farmers Losing Their Comparative Advantage - For Now

Monday, February 13, 2017

The US farm belt is tightening. Several trends have converged to hurt wheat farmers, but the bottom line is the demand is down and supply is up, resulting in an unsustainable position. More

Does Market Competition Deter Government Corruption? A Case Study – Hexi Pharma in Romania

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

What is the solution when government corruption leads to the loss of life of many people due to a tainted product? Is it more government regulations? Is it more competition? The primary responsibility of any government is to protect its citizens. Can protection be improved by allowing companies to compete? There is no simple solution, but a story by More

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