18/12/24

We’ve all received an unwelcome holiday gift. In fact, around 70 billion dollars’ worth of presents are returned every year in the U.S. In this video, The Atlantic writer Derek Thompson explains why many presents amount to what economists call “deadweight loss”: the company wasted time making it, the giver wasted time buying it, and the receiver wasted time returning it. So, how do we design a gift-giving formula that strikes the right balance between efficient, practical, and sentimental?

 

 

 

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18/12/03

Should you buy an electric car? Concerns about range and a lack of charging points have held back sales. The FT’s global motor industry correspondent Peter Campbell drag races a Tesla against an Aston Martin, hits the city streets in a Nissan Leaf and checks out a new Jaguar I-pace.

 

 

 

 

 

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