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Chinese Investment Props Up US Real Estate Market

Recently, the news reported a prosperous real estate market in the South Bay in the area around Millbrae, Palo Alto and Cupertino. Investments…
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Benefits of a Shorter Workweek

By Maggie Winslow How are we going to return to full employment in the U.S.?  We can’t just keep producing more and different…
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Curbside Recycling: Preventing a Market Failure

Curbside recycling services have not been uniformly successful throughout the country. While citizens support them, their traditional cost structure creates a moral hazard…
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Sustainable Inroads for National Transportation Policy

In political circles, making space for pedestrians, cyclists and nature falls under the purview of “transportation enhancement” activities. Last year, enhancement investments totaled…

Supply Side Economics Doesn’t Hold Up to Louis Vuitton

LVMH’s success and the continued economic downturn means one of two things: either spending by those wealthy enough to afford an LVMH product…
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The Global Economy: Just a Trough in the Business Cycle?

3p is proud to partner with the Presidio Graduate School’s Macroeconomics course on a blogging series about “the economics of sustainability.” This post…
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Get Paid More… Without Costing Your Company a Cent

GET PAID MORE without costing your company a cent Negotiation tips to make work more enjoyable while reducing expenses In a climate of…
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The Three Federal Incentives Behind the Solar Industry’s Success

This post is about the success of the solar industry, despite the continued publicity surrounding the failed actions of Solyndra. There are a…
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A Collective Moutza from the Greeks

The taxi drivers in Athens aren't happy. Neither are the café owners or the workers at the state-owned power monopoly. Its plain Greece's…
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In Defense of Environmental Regulations

Three arguments, based on history, economics, and independent studies, against the assertion that the EPA and environmental regulations are killing jobs and destroying…
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Forgiving Student Loans: A Stimulus Measure to Revitalize the Middle Class

Millennials are being strangled by record high student loan payments, more than any previous generation due to the skyrocketing costs of higher education,…
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The Advantage of Organic Biofuel Production

Early so-called 1st generation biofuels are made by fermenting food products (e.g. grains, seeds, sugars) into short-chain alcohols (e.g. ethanol, butanol) or transesterifying…
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GDP: Grossly Deficient Paradigm?

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a national accounting measure based on the market value of all final goods and services produced within a…
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Loving Tuna to Death: The Price of Wild Food

What would you pay for the last piece of Toro in the world? Is that an economic question or a moral one? Either…
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Changing the Way We Value the Future in Climate Change Economics

If you ask most people whether they value the lives of future generations, they will say “yes.”  If you ask many economists, they’ll…