Category: economics

Milk needs to advertise, but bananas don’t?

Via Tyler Cowen, Matt Yglesias asks: Why is it that nobody‚Äôs marketing broccoli and bananas? This stuff is sold in stores, in exchange for money. Presumably there are for-profit enterprises out there with a vested interest in selling more. Tyler mentions the “Got Milk” campaign as part of his argument that broccoli and bananas lack […]

I’m still undecided on the bailout (though I’m 98% opposed to it), but I do like Jeff Jarvis’ perspective on the $700 billion. Among a list of national initiatives which would cost less than $700 billion, he highlights: We could be spending a lot less to get a lot more. A national wi-max buildout would […]