Sunday, March 12, 2006

News of the Day that you can use in the Economics classroom, and elsewhere - 12Mar06:

Thrift Store gets what it pays for: no-charge waste disposal - comments here. Free disposal is only an assumption.*

Workaholic tax proposed by University of Michigan economist - comments here. Some countries would have seemed to have already solved this problem. Next up - cure for cancer.

Rice has a coca problem - comments here.

Number of employed people increases, causing unemployment rate to increase and incomes to rise. And people wonder why economists drink

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*Virginia says: the salvation army here has refused a lot of my stuff
John of the Emirates says: heh
Virginia says: and they have signs saying you can't leave stuff after hours, and barbed wire fences around the place at night
John of the Emirates says: heh
Virginia says: they won't take any furniture with any stain
John of the Emirates says: heh
Virginia says: I had a perfectly good couch that had one rip in it or something. it wasn't fatal for the couch, but they wouldn't take it anyway.
Virginia says: and they don't take any games.
Virginia says: board games.
John of the Emirates says: So you take your old sofas up the back ridge and dump down the ravine with Sadie's old fridge?
Virginia says: ha... no, we took them to the dump eventually
John of the Emirates says: Free disposal or did they charge you?
Virginia says: but there is a road here that winds behind fontaine research park- a gravel woodsy road- that is lined with desks, mattresses, couches.
Virginia says: they charge.
John of the Emirates says: heh
Virginia says: I did some spring cleaning this week so I'd have less stuff to throw away when I move out
John of the Emirates says: Good.
Virginia says: I hope I don't have to help Elmo move out. you wouldn't believe the junk.
John of the Emirates says: Heh.

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