Changes in Income and Prices

How Changes in Income and Prices Affect Consumption Choices By the end of this section, you will be able to: • Explain how income, prices, and preferences affect consumer choices • Contrast the substitution effect and the income effect • Utilize concepts of demand to analyze consumer choices • Apply utility-maximizing choices to governments and… Continue reading Changes in Income and Prices

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Elasticity and Tax Incidence Essay

Elasticity and Tax Incidence The example of cigarette taxes demonstrated that because demand is inelastic, taxes are not effective at reducing the equilibrium quantity of smoking, and they mainly pass along to consumers in the form of higher prices. The analysis, or manner, of how a tax burden is divided between consumers and producers is… Continue reading Elasticity and Tax Incidence Essay

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The Impact of Education on Earnings

The Impact of Education on Earnings and Unemployment Rates, 2012 Those with the highest degrees in 2012 had substantially lower unemployment rates; whereas, those with the least formal education suffered from the highest unemployment rates. The national median average weekly income was $815, and the nation unemployment average in 2012 was 6.8%. (Source: U.S. Bureau… Continue reading The Impact of Education on Earnings

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 Discussion on Netflix On Demand Media

 Netflix On-Demand Media Netflix, Inc. is an American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media to many countries around the world, including the United States, and of flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States. (Credit: modification of work by Traci Lawson/Flickr Creative Commons) That Will Be How Much? Imagine going to your favorite coffee shop and… Continue reading  Discussion on Netflix On Demand Media

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