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Monthly Archives: March 2010

First off, a rare editorial on unnecessary regulation of florists from the Daily Comet with which I wholeheartedly agree. This is pretty blatant case of using regulation to limit competition. How has this made it this far, I wonder? Check out the original article from nola.com that outlines what incumbent businesses do to make it […]

Hotel room prices vary greatly across time and means of booking. Despite having the same general demand conditions (with peak and off-peak periods), hotel parking fees appear to be a lot less variable. Why is this? (I don’t know the answer. I’m asking you.)

Oftentimes, Subway restaurants run specials in which a different type of sandwich is discounted on each day of the week.  Such specials constitute price discrimination in that an individual’s bill is based partly on his or her willingness to eat the sandwich on special.  “Picky eaters,” those who go specifically to Subway for a specific […]

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