How hard is it to load an airplane? Far easier than a frequent flier would assume, as it turns out. But do the people who run these airlines ever fly them? Or are they always in the front cabin and never venture back to coach to see what happens with the rest of us? Well, [...]Read Full Post
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to encourage innovation and invention to fuel a long-term economic recovery, we need to measure its impact. No one has created an “innovation index.” We are proposing the first measurement to go into that index. Once an index is created, comparing countries and states and cities to one another, we guarantee that governments at all levels are going to increase their focus on new business formation and improve their ability to determine whether their programs are working.Read Full Post
NOTES: President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was the architect of bringing both Price and Kimbrel to Boston. Farrell had nothing but praise for him a year into the job. “The players he’s brought in, the trades that have been made, have had a major impact on our roster to date,” Farrell said.
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The title says it all. It is legal in most states to resell tickets, but why is it even necessary? Why don’t venues (teams, concerts etc.) do it themselves, like the airlines do? The extra money that they would make by selling tickets above face value for those who don’t want to buy way in advance or stand in line (”convenience pricing”) could go to charities if the teams don’t want bad PR. Better to charity than to a bunch of middlepeople and scalpers.Read Full Post
No, give me a man in a tweed jacket and a rep tie and a snap brim, holding nothing more than a rolled up program in his hand, prowling the sidelines, unattached to any supporting wires. That was a football coach. Now we have technocrats in Goodwill chic.
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Almost every house sold includes a real estate commission of 5% or more. Eliminate that real estate commission – or vastly reduce it – and the value of every house theoretically rises 5% with no change in price. This would facilitate selling by the owner and/or create more equity in the owner’s house if they don’t sell. While 5% more equity will not solve the housing crisis, it would put a noticeable dent in it…and that 5% might otherwise have been taken out of the government bailout fund. This posting shows how to do exactly thatRead Full Post
The author points out that an enormous chunk of the bailout money, covering >65 retiree health expense, could be saved simply by having retirees go into Medicare HMOs. They eliminate most of the need for “gap” coverage now paid by the automakers. These HMOs are so popular that a million more seniors join voluntarily every year. If someone wants unfettered Medicare instead, that’s their choice which they can pay for, not a taxpayer obligation.Read Full Post
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