Tag Archive for economics

They Care About Pleasing Customers …

So I guess it’s the opposite of the DMV or post office? It’s amazing what difference a little incentive and competition can do. How Convenient: In Taiwan, the 24/7 Store Does It All:”TAIPEI—Yata Wang visits a convenience store each day…

Boudreaux on Political Incentives

Incentives matter, and this is why I’d like to see so many things pulled out of the political arena and moved to the private sector. The public/political sector is winner take all, one group forces its will on all. The…

They Could Try Buying It

There’s one other way to boost blood supplies. Pay people for it. Pop-Sci – How To Boost Blood Supplies:”Problem: The shelf life of donated blood is short, just 42 days, and during emergencies even a large supply can quickly run…

This is Why Economies Die

Or never flourish to begin with. The antithesis of a vibrant progressive economy. A 43 year wait for permits to build a super-market. if we want a growing economy and prosperity, should we encourage more of this, or less? Can…

Williamson On Money and Policy

This is a good column from Kevin Williamson. Over the last year I’ve grown much less confident with what I thought I knew and understood about money and fiscal policy. It’s easy to confuse money with with wealth for example.…

An Anti-Consumer Way to Begin 2014

Not good for consumers at all. A classic example of how entrenched business will use government to strong-arm any potential competition. French Uber users face 15-minute delay starting next year:”To the surprise of virtually everyone in France, the government has…

A Few Links For The New Year, It’s Not All Bad

There are many reasons to remain positive. Update: also see: Chart of the (perhaps) greatest and most remarkable achievement in human history In the first link below, note the deaths from war and extreme weather. The biggest shocker of 2013? That…