More on Azadpur Mandi

Note: This blog post was originally published on the MIT Public Service Center website. It’s the second post in a blog series sharing findings from a research project I’m working on throughout the month of January. January 10, 2012 Paul Artiuch and Sam Kornstein are graduate students at the Sloan School of Management. Throughout the month of January they are researching market-oriented approaches to reducing agricultural food waste in India. They will be sharing their project scope and some of their findings in this blog series. Soon after arriving in Delhi, we took a walk over to a local market and spoke with a man who runs the community produce stand. We asked him where he buys his fruits and vegetables. “I

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Guns for TV

From Bloomberg, via Kid Dynamite: A Montana store is offering a free gun to customers who sign up for satellite-TV service, drawing criticism from an advocacy group and the dealer’s parent RadioShack Corp. (RSH), which is trying to stop the promotion. The shop, located in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana about 50 miles off the highway, has tripled the number of signups for Dish Network Corp. (DISH)’s service since starting the offer in October, store manager Fabian Levy said. When customers sign a Dish contract, they get a gift certificate for a gun that can be redeemed at Frontier Guns & Ammo, about 10 miles from the store. Assuming customers pass an FBI background check at the gun store, the coupons can be

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B + TV(x)

Sam has previously stated that “this blog is supposed to be loosely about beer.”  So for twenty minutes, I stared idly at my computer screen, sipping my Yuengling and wondering how I was going to relate this post to the topic of beer.  So here goes nothing. I like beer.  I also like television.  In fact, I like to drink beer while watching television.  Although I have not taken a math course since 2001, I was able to arrive at a simple yet accurate equation: B + TV(x) = Happy James.  (A problem arises when B is greater than or equal to six beers [read: the six beers I’ll admit to my doctor].  At that point, Happy James is on

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