The Best of Hustle_says
10+ most popular Hustle_says articles, as voted by our community.
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Hustle_says on Advertising
Are advertisers going to infiltrate our dreams?
Major brands like Coors, Microsoft, and Burger King want in on our dreams — and researchers are concerned about it.
Hustle_says on Business
The sneaky economics of Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster’s maligned fees and customer service issues are again under the microscope. Will American music fans ever see anything better?
How the inventor of the troll doll missed out on a fortune
Trolls were one of the hottest toys of the 20th century — twice. But the original inventor only made a sliver of the proceeds.
Hustle_says on Dating
The economics of dating during high inflation
How much do people spend on dates? Where do they go? And how has inflation impacted dating life? The Hustle ran a survey to find out.
Hustle_says on Economics
The economics of all-you-can-eat buffets
Is it possible to out-eat the price you pay for a buffet? How do these places make money? We looked at the dollars and cents behind the meat and potatoes.
Hustle_says on Economy
What the heck is ‘greedflation’?
How can corporations make record profits while consumers struggle to get by?
Hustle_says on Gen Z
Gen Z loves outdated tech
Gen Z craves digital cameras and Y2K fashion.
Hustle_says on Ikea
The thriving business of ‘Ikea hacking’
A growing number of companies are offering design tweaks for old Ikea furniture — and business is booming.
«“We’re all in the business of making Ikea products last longer,” says Cagin, of Prettypegs. “We want to turn fast furniture into slow furniture.”»
Hustle_says on Personal Finance
Independence is the highest form of wealth
A different way to think about money.
Why thinking about inflation leads to more inflation
America is dealing with its worst inflation in nearly 40 years. It could get worse if inflationary psychology takes hold.
Hustle_says on Pricing
Why free stuff makes us irrational
When something is free, people feel a positive glow — and standard cost-benefit analyses go out the window.
«In a study about free shipping in ecommerce, former Wharton School professor David Bell found that free shipping lulled buyers into financially unsound decisions.»
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Can a corporation "own" a color?
A handful of companies have pushed the boundaries of intellectual property law by laying claim to individual colors. But is it really possible to “own” a color?
Three big things pessimists tend to ignore
Morgan Housel on the pitfalls of pessimism.
How Ikea tricks you into buying more stuff
The home furnishings giant enlists a maze-like layout, cheap food, and crafty psychology to get you to fill up your cart.
«Ikea seems to adhere to a “survival of the fittest” pricing model: If a product’s price can’t be reduced over time, it tends to get discontinued.»
The surprising afterlife of used hotel soap
Hotel guests leave behind millions of half-used bars of soap every day. A nonprofit is on a mission to repurpose them.
The Economics of Spotify
Spotify’s recent Joe Rogan controversy has also deepened a rift between the platform and artists over pay.
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