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January 2009

The Potential of 1 Tablespoon of JetDry

Today I inadvertently discovered the voluminous potential of JetDry. It turns out that a pretty small amount (about a tablespoon) easily generates enough suds to flood a kitchen. In the time I’ve lived in my apartment we haven’t (until yesterday) put JetDry in our dishwasher. Thus, water spots and wet dishes have been the norm. […]

Christmas: An Economic Inefficiency

I realize that Christmas is over now, but I’ve wanted to address this topic so I am going to do it anyway. I have heard a number of economists (both students and professors) cite and discuss the economic inefficiency of Christmas—particularly of gift-giving. I typically think about this each year at Christmas time, and this […]