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Got MOOC?

Audiologists’ educations are way too expensive according to many consumers, all of whom are students. Their view is expressed and examined in a post series that dares to question the value of an AuD degree.  That question requires exploration of many factors:  economic preferences, attitudes, post-graduate salaries, 4th year internships, faculty expertise, gender politics…. and on…

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Poor Student Posts: The Public vs Private College Debate

Private schools mean huge tuition bills, right? But does that assumption hold up for doctoral programs in Audiology?  Today’s post by Kevin Liebe, AuD, checks out costs of private university programs compared to public school AuD program tuition costs discussed last week.   Private or Public?    In-state public tuition rates are lower than non-resident…

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To Regulate or Not To Regulate, That is the Question

The last post on Government regulation introduced gluts and shortages, both undesirable, inefficient and unsustainable–theoretically– in a free market. “Theoretically” because the free market of classical economics is modeled on a world of “complete information, interchangeable goods and services, and lack of market power” — a world that exists only in theory.  Laissez-faire{{1}}[[1]]tr:  Leave [us] alone.[[1]]  gets…

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Econ 101: How We Are Like Wheat Farmers

Q from an independent hearing aid specialist:{{1}}[[1]]I found this question in a Letter to the Editor, entitled “Profiting From Hearing Aid Sales.”  It was published, but unanswered, in an industry journal[[1]] “I have minimum overhead… so perhaps my prices are lower than average.  However, if Costco is purchasing their aids for the same price that the…

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Economics 101: Accounting, Economic, and Sunk Costs

This post is the beginning of a series that will pop up once in awhile on this site, with the intent of giving instruction on basic Economics concepts in small, hopefully palatable doses.  Today’s concept is Decision Costs, which can be tallied up as either Accounting Costs or, more usefully, as Economic Costs. Say you’ve…

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