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Economics of Buying vs Renting a Textbook

As a college student, textbooks form one of the largest percentages of expenses (excluding tuition and housing). When does it make sense to buy and when does it make sense to rent? Let's examine the economics of buying vs. renting a textbook by first analyzing the unique problem in the textbooks market, touching upon the failure of ebooks and…
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How To Create Your Own Free Vanity URL

What is a Vanity URL? A vanity URL is a customized web address that includes the name of your business for marketing, branding, and search engine optimization (SEO) benefits. They are usually short and descriptive, and can easily be recognized as part of your business's brandingA vanity URL is easier to remember, easier to share and easier…
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The Relationship between Education and Health

If you had to guess, would you say better education lead to better health or does better health lead to a better education? The answer isn't that simple. While people commonly understand that the more educated you are, the higher your income is likely to be, which is also likely to lead to better health. However, better health could help people…
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The Ultimate List of The 11 Best URL Shortener Services

An URL Shortener is a technique in which an URL may be made substantially shorter in length and still direct to the required page. An URL Shortener achieves this using a redirect on a domain name that is short. The short URL links to the web page that has a long URL. If you're looking to create your URL shortener service, read this guide. Most …
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Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2017

After a successful reception last year of the inaugural Top Economics Blogs, I am updating the list for 2017. The Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2017 has some changes like the addition of new blogs and less emphasis on mainstream blogs. As with 2016, I've tried to include blogs of all topics, political affiliations, and beliefs. I have tried to…
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Microsoft’s Bundling Policy

Microsoft has an interesting bundling policy. Microsoft sells the Office suite of software very differently across the world. The Office Suite consists of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The suite is one of the most widely used work-related or productivity software in the world.As with most popular software, the Microsoft Office programs…
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