Posts Tagged: pricing

Does Uber’s Surge Pricing Make DC Metro Outage Worse?

Whatever one thinks of Uber, in general, its surge pricing model does three things that make it not ‘simply a form of price gouging’: (i) it rations the available supply of Uber drivers; (ii) it incentivizes off-duty Uber drivers to

Does Uber’s Surge Pricing Make DC Metro Outage Worse?

Whatever one thinks of Uber, in general, its surge pricing model does three things that make it not ‘simply a form of price gouging’: (i) it rations the available supply of Uber drivers; (ii) it incentivizes off-duty Uber drivers to

Are Discounts for Seniors Unethical?

Is giving a discount to seniors an unfair form of age discrimination? The writer below wonders about this, in both the context of business transactions, and in the context of government services, municipal taxes, etc. But the overarching point is

Are Discounts for Seniors Unethical?

Is giving a discount to seniors an unfair form of age discrimination? The writer below wonders about this, in both the context of business transactions, and in the context of government services, municipal taxes, etc. But the overarching point is

Store Makes Point by Charging Men More

This is about a store that charges women less, to reflect the fact that statistically women earn less. It’s a store whose very existence is intended to make a point — it’s run by an artist, after all. But it

Store Makes Point by Charging Men More

This is about a store that charges women less, to reflect the fact that statistically women earn less. It’s a store whose very existence is intended to make a point — it’s run by an artist, after all. But it