Political Donations And The Troops

“The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” -Plutarch The Center for Responsive Politics has released a study showing that Obama has received 6 times the amount of cash from troops deployed abroad as McCain. It’s an interesting statistic. Note though, that only donations … [Read more…]

Cosi And Marketing

“No great marketing decisions have even been made on quantitative data.” –John Scully I’m trying to get some work done while in Chicago and a Cosi seemed like the best place to get a quiet seat and some free Wifi. I connect and it automatically takes me to the Cosi web page, which has prominently … [Read more…]

More Econ Nerdyness

“It’s not social manipulation. It’s reinforcing customer satisfaction.” – Yale Fox A DJ in Canada is studying how music impacts customers drink purchases. “The First Drink Syndrome – Bar sales spiked when waves of people entered the club, no matter what music was playing. It’s the urge to fit in. “People will purchase a drink, … [Read more…]


“Why shouldn’t the American people take half my money from me? I took all of it from them.” -Edward Albert Filen If you want a really, really nerdy take on the flat tax, check out my friend Aaron Gubin’s blog. It’s heavy on the econ but worth the read.