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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 […]

My Favorite Christmas Tree

Each year at work a Christmas Tree is dropped off around Thanksgiving time for our office. Each year my coworkers and I are faced with a similar conundrum: we don’t have any Christmas ornaments or Christmas lights to decorate the tree. The first year this happened a couple of my coworkers brilliantly solved this problem […]