Cash Money

Why Do Video Games Always Cost $60?

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Why do video games always cost $60? The answer may surprise you, in that it's actually legal.

economics

Why Robots Won't Replace Minimum Wage Workers Any Time Soon

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Whenever workers strike, people talk about replacing them with robots. So here's a lesson in technology... and market forces.

economics

The Xbox One Will Have Used Games…But Retailers May Not Sell Them

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The Xbox One will apparently have used games. In theory. The way Microsoft has built the system, you simply may not be able to find any.

cliffy b

Dear Game Devs: Please Stop Telling Us $60 Isn't A Lot Of Money

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Cliffy B joins the ranks of game developers insisting that $60 isn't expensive for a game. We beg to differ, and here's why.

APOCALYPSE

Economists Make Their Final Confessions In The Best Of #EndOfTheWorldEconfessions

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Economists on Twitter made their final confessions via #EndOfTheWorldEconfessions. Since the apocalypse never happened, we can laugh at their nerdy jokes.

economics

Important Question Of The Day: How Long Would It Take To Mop The Death Star?

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What would it take to mop the floors of the Death Star from 'Star Wars', besides a bunch of midichlorians we refuse to acknowledge?

economics

White House Petition To Build The Death Star Receives Enough Signatures To Warrant A Response

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A petition to build a Death Star garnered enough signatures to warrant an official White House response. We also know what that would actually cost.

economics

Mr. Burns Explains The Fiscal Cliff

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Still reeling from the presidential election, Mr.

BANKING

Shady Grove Financial: Your Least Worst Option

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They're the least mistrustworthy bank in finance, and they sure are honest about it.

economics

How Much Are Mario's Coins Worth?

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An in-depth economic look at what Mario's coins from the Mushroom Kingdom would be worth in the real world.

Crime

Bank Robbery Isn't Nearly As Lucrative As It's Portrayed In The Movies

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Six years ago now, Steven Leavitt famously broke down the economics of selling crack and found that <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_levitt_analyzes_crack_economics.html">it pays less than minimum wage</a>.

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Tumblr Gives In To The Inevitable, Will Start Running Ads May 2nd

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/tumblr-logo.png"></a>We all knew it was going to happen.

economics

How Much Time And Money Would It Take To Build The Death Star?

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A couple weeks ago George Lucas re-released Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace in 3D, earning enough extra cash (over $30 million) for the film to surpass Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for the #11 spot in the list of the highest grossing films of all time.


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