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Have It Your Way, or the Federal Government's

On those rare occasions when we resort to fast food we’ll sometimes drop by a Burger King. There’s one nearby, and although it’s on a shady strip of North Broadway the drive-through service is usually prompt and the food is a more or less fair trade for the meager amount of money being charged, especially by the standards of two o’clock in the morning in our early-to-bed town, and we don’t always insist on gourmet fare. 511 more words


Why "incentive talk" rubs me the wrong way

I had my first graduate microeconomics class today.

One thing the professor posited as a “guidepost” for economic thinking is that incentives matter. As an example, he used welfare. 299 more words


SMS marketing: gaining and retaining customers

SMS marketing has grown to become one of the most powerful resources business owners have at their disposal. It takes just pennies to send a text. 417 more words


Why Your Real Estate Agent is a Cocksucker, Part I

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”—Adam Smith… 443 more words

Buying A Home

Month of thanks - Amazon gift card winners galore!

The following people won Amazon gift cards for activity on SciCast.org during Activity Reward Tuesday over the past four weeks. A belated congratulations to all of our winners!  96 more words


SciCast badge winners announced

For the final lotteries following August 15th, 2014, each Entrant’s values will be averaged over a series of randomly selected times as early as August 16th at 12:00 AM ET, and no later than September 1st at 12:00 AM ET.  41 more words