Tuesday's Assorted Links
Gen Z benefits, financial support, ski resorts, Stanley Quenchers, and holograms in the classroom
Hi y’all! Here are five stories from this week that contained some neat applications of economic principles or are related to teaching:
Chipotle looks to recruit Gen Z workers by offering benefits like free therapy and credit assistance [Food Beast]
Nearly 60% of parents provide financial help to their adult kids [The Wall Street Journal]
The economics of ski resorts [The Hustle]
A California woman was arrested on suspicion of stealing 65 Stanley cups worth almost $2,500 [NBC News]
Loughborough University in England is experimenting with holograms in the classroom as its newest high-tech teaching tool [The Guardian]
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Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, sets sail as a living case study on economic concepts. For example, most crew members focus on specialization to serve nearly 10,000 people on board. The ship also exemplifies economies of scale in action, showcasing how large-scale operations manage high fixed costs and diverse guest amenities to maximize profitability.
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