Kaleigh Behe, photo courtesy of Kaleigh Behe While it is common knowledge that college costs are rising in the United States, the net prices that students pay, after accounting for scholarships, are actually rising faster for lower-income students than their higher income peers. Show More Summary
The Economist had an interesting article in the July 11th issue on the hidden cost of price comparison websites (see “Free exchange: Costly comparison“). In theory, such sites should lower prices. When you have perfect knowledge of the prices multiple vendors charge for the same product, all vendors should race to the bottom. That’s why you can search [...]Show More Summary
A group of doctors and patient advocates are putting pressure on Gilead Sciences—maker of Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-day drug for hepatitis C—to release its patents. The Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), a U.S. nonprofit...Show More Summary
When Your Daughter Marries Ray 1984 Submitter: My sister recently got married and so I am quite knowledgeable about the cost of weddings. This book is very out of date, and very traditional in every way. This seems like a topic that is popular enough that you would want the most up to date info […]
The smart phone is the great equalizer of knowledge access. Never before has so much information been accessible to so many for so little cost. The global spread of smart phone tech has resulted in a device which entered the market as...Show More Summary
Have you heard? There is a massive "free trade" agreement being negotiated in secret without your knowledge or participation by your elected representatives. It will increase income inequality, jack up the cost of drugs and empower corporations to sue your government when environmental laws stand in the way of profit. Show More Summary
Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated report.
We interviewed hotel front desk clerks and managers to learn some insider secrets, and many of them have to do with money matters. Be prepared for your next hotel stay by knowing what will cost you money and what might save you money — and what might save the hotel money at your...
In the past, scientists leveraged their knowledge about the atom to win a war at an immense human cost, and weve lived under the constant threat of nuclear heat death ever since. In the future, we will face unimaginable ethical dilemmas as we engineer nature to kill. Show More Summary
Liquor flowed freely, with some bottles of wine costing more than $20,000, according to people with knowledge of the event.
As Sean Gilbert attempts to unseat DeMaurice Smith as the executive director of the NFL Players Association, he’s telling players that Smith has cost them money. A lot of money. By Gilbert’s estimation, Smith’s decision to agree to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement at the end of the 2011 lockout will cost the players a…
At this point, it’s common knowledge. But it’s so essential to your online success that it bears repeating one more time. You need a seriously fast website. And you know why: The likelihood of losing a visitor due to impatience or frustration increases with each extra millisecond of load time, and fewer happier visitors means [ Continue Reading... Show More Summary
Barbara Biasi & Petra Moser, Does Cheap Access Encourage Science? Evidence from the WWII Book Replication Program. Abstract: Policies that reduce the costs of accessing prior knowledge (which is covered by copyrights) are becoming increasingly prominent, even though systematic empirical evidence on their effects continues to be scarce. Show More Summary
Scientific knowledge sometimes isn’t worth the ethical cost. For example, when it was first suspected that smoking causes lung cancer, a strong way to test the theory would have been to take a bunch of babies, expose half to lots of cigarette smoke for decades, and see what happened. Show More Summary
In stark contrast to previous decades, starting a new venture can be accomplished on a shoestring budget. This is due to the diminishing cost of information and tools combined with the relatively high value of knowledge, skills and experience that founders bring to the equation. Show More Summary
Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald hopes to raise $15,000 for B is for Bicycle. With this picture book, they want to share their knowledge about the benefits of a cycling lifestyle. The funds will be used to cover the costs of hiring an illustrator, printing, and shipping. Show More Summary
In Friday’s post, we asked if you could solve the compliance challenge before it cost you tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. We noted that the biggest reasons for lack of compliance are lack of knowledge, policy, visibility, analysis, and procurement technology and the fixes are knowledge, policy, and appropriate technology. One of those […]
The Internet is incredible. It has placed a world of knowledge at our fingertips. It has also allowed us to communicate with people worldwide at no financial cost, thanks to services like Gmail and the multitude of social networks. So, we can now learn or research anything and there’s no charge for connecting with people. Show More Summary
A report from IHS, via Re/code, has costed out the various components of the iPad Air 2. Naturally, these prices are estimates — the exact nature of the deals Apple negotiates with its suppliers are not common knowledge. The report says that the iPad Air 2 costs Apple $275 in materials, with the screen making up the largest share with […]
Philadelphia, October 14, 2014 -- High Value Care sub-scores from the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE) reflect the importance of training medical residents to understand the benefits, harms, and costs of tests and treatments, according to a study published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. read more