Weekly Allowance
April 22nd, 2010

It’s allowance time again.  Here are my favorite articles, posts, videos, and links from the past couple of weeks.

Earth Day – Today is Earth Day.  Find out how you can get involved here.

The Promise of Menu Labeling – When I was “researching” for my post last week about food R&D I came back across this post from Ezra Klein, which is an old favorite of mine.  Apparently menu labeling has more bearing on what is offered than what is ordered.

Cat Calling – GAP sent me this article a few days after he read my post on being cat-called in a parking lot.  I took it as flattery, but according to this piece there are more sinister undercurrents at play.

Propaganda – Can you imagine this video clip being made today?  Regardless of your views on taxes, this is fascinating from an historical perspective.  I can’t imagine the kind of backlash that such blatant propaganda would receive today.

Pick Your Price – According to this ad banner outside the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, you only pay what you think is fair for their entrees.  Apparently many of these pricing schemes have been quite successful, though I don’t know if there are certain settings that get better results than others.

2 Responses to “Weekly Allowance”

  1. Jack Says:

    I am always interested in pricing programs in which the customer pays whatever they think is fair. I wonder about the impact of location upon that. I suspect that in some cases you might end up being paid more than you would have charged.

  2. Gale Says:

    Jack – Apparently your supposition is true. I did a little background reading on pay-what-you-want pricing schemes and the vendor almost always comes out ahead.