The minimum wage machine

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From artist Blake Fall-Conroy: The minimum wage machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage. Turning the crank will yield one penny every 5.04 seconds, for $7.15 an hour (NY state minimum wage). If the participant stops turning the crank, they stop receiving money.

The Economics of Seinfeld

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Watch reruns… and learn! Three academics created a site that contains over 100 Seinfeld clips that illustrate principles of the dismal science. As they see it: It is the simplicity of Seinfeld that makes it so appropriate for use in economics courses. Using these clips…

Timely! A WikiLeaks of secret deals

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Groupon shmoupon. Wired’s latest issue features a piece on ninja online bargain shoppers who show just how far traditional coupon snipping has come. There’s a woman who drives away from a food shopping trip with $80 worth of groceries and and a payment from the

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