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Monthly Archives: December 2008

I’m confused… First, read the article, a comment from the democratic governor of New York. In the article, the Governor opines that he is favor of a tax on sugary beverages (think Coke and Pepsi). His argument is feeding Coke to kids makes them more likely to be obese. And this obesity leads to bad […]

Why don’t you invest in America’s car industry? The simple reason, I am sure, is that the American car companies don’t tend to respond to conditions to make the cars that Americans or anyone else in the world want in sufficient numbers to produce competitively. So, American investors, or investors from anywhere else, people who […]

One of the important points made in an introductory economics class concerns a measurement of demand, of buyer behavior, called the “elasticity of demand.”   Elasticity of demand measures how buyers respond to price changes by reducing their purchases.   Here are two possibilities to consider: 1) buyers respond so much to price changes, that […]

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