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How do you Create a ‘Rock Star’ Christmas Event to Remember?

A Touch of Rock Star This Christmas

If you were reading last week you may have been inspired by some classy, creative and affordable concepts for this year’s company Christmas party. 281 more words

Events

Banning guns increases sales

Banning Russian-made AK-47s sets off a U.S. buying frenzy

Thirty-six hours after the Obama administration banned importation of the classic brand of AK-47 assault rifles as part of sanctions against Russia, a Maryland dealer specializing in the weapon took stock of its inventory. 135 more words

Behavioral Economics

THE TRUTH ABOUT INCENTIVES***

Incentive: n. creating a motivating subset(s)

Pleasure, fear, pride, role models, money, status, and helping others are the primary incentives or motivating factors in human behavior(s). 368 more words

Common Sense

Activity Badge Wednesday Winners

Congratulations to forecasters from the past several weeks who won profile badges on SciCast.org during Activity Badge Wednesday. Learn more about the special. 124 more words

Awards

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

Politics

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

Economics