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typical, another lazy professor writing blog posts while on the public dime...
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"...which is better: Triscuit vs. Saltines vs. Wheat Thins vs. Ritz?" None, really. Anything in a box that has a label on it (side, back, or front) probably isn't that great for you. We all know fruit is healthy and chips aren't, but a angry face* on the front of the bag isn't going to stop me from buying Cheetos. *Love the image
"Please visit my award-winning website..."!!! Really?
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Also, the previously prohibitive costs of developing human cloning with memory implants, artificial intelligence, and lunar cryogenic storage facilities now seem reasonable.
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John and Tim, what would you recommend as a more up-to-date version of Sharing the Fish? I'd like to get a feel for the current state of IFQ/ITQ policy globally. Thanks! Oh, also, while I'm bothering you: as experts in stated preference, do you know if anyone has applied CVM to education? I've not been able to find anything.
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I think it's $6/year and pulls $25 from my bank account every time I run out of money in my account with them. The tolls themselves costs the same. Honestly, I don't know for sure, because my wife set it all up. So it's not free at all, but for most tolls I cross I can zip by at 60 mph. And I don't have to pull off and find an ATM because I'm approaching the border and out of cash. That's worth $6/year. I would assume that not having to dig around for change would cause me to ignore toll increases, since I don't "feel" the cost. But some behavioral kid looking for a PhD topic should do a real study to figure that out. And obviously, I might be an outlier since I clearly have no idea how much I spend in toll fees in a given year. In fairness to Ms. Jansa, her yearly toll fees are jumping from $130 to $416. That's not nothing, but also ~$300 to use a bridge seems like a good deal to me. I'm sure she'll calm down and only be mildly annoyed in the future.
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Research topic for behavior economists: Determine the effect of EZ Pass on the elasticity of toll payments. If we hate having to wait, am I less likely to care about a toll if I can zip by at 60? (I say yes, since I got that thing I hardly know what tolls I'm paying anymore)
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I'd rather they got rid of the annoying "beer must be bought by the case" legislation first.
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I can't afford the fresh stuff, so I buy the frozen. It's not bad, and brings that average price way down. Taste test after taste test shows most people can't tell the difference... And Frank, all due respect, but you're out of your gourd. Farmed Atlantic tastes better than Copper River or Bristol Bay red?!? :)
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And, of course, lighthouses were provided by the private sector...
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unbelievable
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Wait. What? Millage is a large determinate of a car's resale value, so isn't there already that large incentive to tamper with the odometer? But it doesn't seem that common to me, maybe I'm naive? But yeah, gas tax is much simpler.
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I believe an unidentified hooligan is setting math professors' doors on fire. Petrov, with quick thinking, was able to save his colleagues' door, and possibly their office. Unfortunately, Bleecker had no such luck and now is forced to take the rap for the door-burner's crime. Math professors! Be vigilant and keep a full bladder in case the next target is in your hallway!
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Jan 31, 2011