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Ticketmaster’s maligned fees and customer service issues are again under the microscope. Will American music fans ever see anything better?
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.»
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?
Morgan Housel on the pitfalls of pessimism.
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.»
Hotel guests leave behind millions of half-used bars of soap every day. A nonprofit is on a mission to repurpose them.
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