PopMuse: Business and Economy http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Will Challenged Amazon Tweak Its Retail Model Post-Pandemic? https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/will-suddenly-challenged-amazon-tweak-its-retail-business-model-post-pandemic?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/will-suddenly-challenged-amazon-tweak-its-retail-business-model-post-pandemic?cid=wk-rss Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:00:00 UTC by James Heskett at HBS Working Knowledge Amazon's usually strong retail performance has been threatened by the pandemic, opening the doors for competitors Target and Walmart. Does the giant online retailer need a strategy overhaul? asks James Heskett. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Rebates in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Evidence from Medicines Sold in Retail Pharmacies in the U.S. https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/rebates-in-the-pharmaceutical-industry-evidence-from-medicines-sold-in-retail-pharmacies-in-the-u-s?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/rebates-in-the-pharmaceutical-industry-evidence-from-medicines-sold-in-retail-pharmacies-in-the-u-s?cid=wk-rss Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:00:00 UTC by Pragya Kakani, Michael Chernew, and Amitabh Chandra at HBS Working Knowledge Retail pharmacy data illustrates it can be misleading to use list prices instead of net prices to understand pharmaceutical prices. Analysts and economists working in public policy should be extremely cautious in drawing policy conclusions based on list prices alone. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Spreading the Health: Americans' Estimated and Ideal Distributions of Death and Health(care) https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/spreading-the-health-americans-estimated-and-ideal-distributions-of-death-and-health-care?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/spreading-the-health-americans-estimated-and-ideal-distributions-of-death-and-health-care?cid=wk-rss Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:00:00 UTC by Sorapop Kiatpongsan and Michael I. Norton at HBS Working Knowledge Across varying political ideologies and income levels, Americans both underestimate the current extent of inequality of mortality and health care, and prefer each to be more equally distributed. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Capitalism’s Surveillance Squeeze http://dollarsandsense.org/blog/2020/05/capitalisms-surveillance-squeeze.html http://dollarsandsense.org/blog/2020/05/capitalisms-surveillance-squeeze.html Sun, 31 May 2020 14:09:12 UTC Zoe Sherman at The D&S Blog By Zoe Sherman This is the script for Zoe Sherman’s contribution to Democracy @ Work’s “This Is Left” video series, available soon at their website.� I want to talk about surveillance. In particular, I want to talk about two kinds of surveillance carried out by private actors, not the surveillance carried out by the government. … Continue reading Capitalism’s Surveillance Squeeze http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Demystifying the Math of the Coronavirus https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/demystifying-the-math-of-the-coronavirus?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/demystifying-the-math-of-the-coronavirus?cid=wk-rss Sun, 31 May 2020 04:00:00 UTC by Elon Kohlberg and Abraham Neyman at HBS Working Knowledge This paper provides a conceptual model for the progression of COVID-19 that is somewhat imprecise but that’s very simple and easy to understand. By relying on this description, one can obtain a rough estimate of the impact of various social distancing measures on the rate of growth of new infections. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How Leaders Are Fighting Food Insecurity on Three Continents https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/how-leaders-are-fighting-food-insecurity-on-three-continents?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/how-leaders-are-fighting-food-insecurity-on-three-continents?cid=wk-rss Fri, 29 May 2020 04:00:00 UTC by Howard Stevenson and Shirley Spence at HBS Working Knowledge The United Nations warns that the pandemic could almost double the number of people facing food crises in lower-income populations by the end of 2020. Howard Stevenson and Shirley Spence show how organizations are responding. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Coronavirus Could Create a 'Bankruptcy Pandemic' https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/coronavirus-could-create-a-bankruptcy-pandemic?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/coronavirus-could-create-a-bankruptcy-pandemic?cid=wk-rss Thu, 28 May 2020 04:00:00 UTC by Dina Gerdeman at HBS Working Knowledge An expected explosion in bankruptcy proceedings over the coming months could overwhelm the courts, says Stuart Gilson. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ What South Korea Teaches the World About Fighting COVID https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/what-south-korea-teaches-the-world-about-fighting-covid?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/what-south-korea-teaches-the-world-about-fighting-covid?cid=wk-rss Wed, 27 May 2020 04:00:00 UTC by Doug J. Chung at HBS Working Knowledge South Korea initially had the largest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 outside of China, but new cases have decreased sharply since then. What is the country doing right? asks Doug J. Chung. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Richard Vague on Credit Expansion and Land Speculation http://dollarsandsense.org/blog/2020/05/richard-vague-on-credit-expansion.html http://dollarsandsense.org/blog/2020/05/richard-vague-on-credit-expansion.html Tue, 26 May 2020 20:45:26 UTC Polly Cleveland at The D&S Blog Frequent D&S author Polly Cleveland interviewed Richard Vague last week (more info here and here); here is the video of the webinar. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Can the ‘Cummings Way’ Live On after the Founder Retires? https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/can-the-cummings-way-live-on-after-the-founder-retires?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/can-the-cummings-way-live-on-after-the-founder-retires?cid=wk-rss Tue, 26 May 2020 04:00:00 UTC Re: Christina R. Wing at HBS Working Knowledge http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/