This category includes topics related to business models, environment, unintended consequences, externalities, and such.

Glass Bottle Recycling

Codd-neck Bottles In the days of yore, a team member worked in corporate finance at a company that recycled scrap metal from vehicles, appliances, and whatnot. The end products created, such as rebar and structural steel beams, are found in many buildings and infrastructure products. As such, the metal recycling process is a good example …

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Top 20 Bicycle Friendly Cities

Amsterdam’s popular mode of transportation In today’s blog post titled “California Wakes Up To Another Record High Gas Price,” Zero Hedge writes that “gas stations across the country are seeing increasing price-sensitivity by drivers with lines at the ‘cheapest’ and empty lots at the priciest. It seems yet another weekend of hyper-inflating gas prices has …

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The Flawed Model Of Economic Growth

Wikipedia: Small is Beautiful, 1973. I read Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher a couple of years after college. As for much of what I have learned about finance, economics, and other subjects, it came from outside of a formal classroom environment. You can find original and updated editions …

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