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Does recycling waste resources?

From an economic perspective, recycling is a money loosing proposition since we derive negative profits from it. Recycling causes the destruction of resources that are more valuable than the resources reclycling saves. Do you agree with these statements? Please give detailed answers and examples to support your position.

Economics - Why not control agricultural runoff?

Nutrients and pesticides are prevalent causes of water pollution. From an economic perspective, analyze why more has not been done to control agricultural runoff, the major source of these contaminants.

Team Structure

1. Why have so many American companies begun the move to team structures?

Demand Curves & Price for PowerMacs

Between 1991 and 1994, Apple Computer engaged in a holding action in the desktop market dominated by PCs using Intel chips and running Microsoft's operating systems. In 1994, Apple's flagship model, the Power Mac, sold roughly 10,000 units per month at an average price of $3000 per unit. AT the time, Apple claimed about a 9% m

5 Human Capital theory questions & propositions to be explained

Using the Human Capital theory: 1. Explain why firms in developing countries are more paternalistic. 2. Explain why teenagers tend to accumulate low wages yet proportionally higher human capital than adult workers. 3. Explain why some people who stay in college longer must be paid longer (and visa versa). 4. Explain

Economics of internet - Second Life

Below is the home page of Second Life, one of the leading examples of the immersive 3D environments emerging online. Attached are some readings about Second Life, as well as screen shots from several of the Second Life web site describing the online features. Please use this material to address the following questions Part

SWOT Analysis of Apple

For each strategic factor that you include make sure that you also include an explanation of why you selected it. Vulnerabilities to help increase you company's market share.

Performance evaluation based on comparative rankings always reduces company value

The following quote is based on statements made by quality expert W. Edwards Deming: "If by bad management the components of a company become competitive, the system is destroyed.....A common example lies in the practice of ranking people, divisions, teams, comparing them, with reward at the top and punishment at the bottom.

Dynamic pricing in the Airline industry

COMPANY "AMERICAN AIRLINE" Select a company that uses (or has used) dynamic pricing. Using the Cybrary, the Internet, and/or your course materials, Briefly explain how the company uses dynamic pricing. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of dynamic pricing for that particular company. Perloff, J. M. (2004). Microeco

Energy efficient versus economic efficiency contrasts

Builders of a hybrid car announced it would build a car that would get 180 miles per gallon of unleaded gas. They figured it would cost $40,000 per car to build. The builders wanted Congress to force US automakers to build this energy-efficient car. Is energy efficiency the same thing as economic efficiency? Please explain

Estimating revenues and costs

Once you have the revenue and cost data, you can determine the MR and the MC. How would you estimate the revenue and cost data? Use historical information?

Calculating present value

Given the attached information ... For the discount rates of 4% and 7%, 1. Find the formula for and compute the present value (in 2004 dollars) of the cost of the Exxon Valdez spill. 2. Suppose that Exxon could have adopted stricter rules to ensure a rested crew and a sober master at the beginning of 1989. Enforcing these