Tagged: restaurants

Information failure? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Dec 03, 2014

Last week's column for Insights argued against Obama's new regulations mandating calorie counts on standard menu items at large chains. A snippet:The costs of mandatory calorie counts are pretty obvious. In addition to the usual labelling costs, they also make menus a lot more rigid. For places like McDonald’s, it’s pretty easy.Standard menu items across thousands of locations make … Read More

Commitment through our identities - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Dec 05, 2012

One of my favourite Christchurch restaurants is Welcome Cafe. Why? Because it’s a vegetarian restaurant, so I have my pick of anything on the menu. I had dumplings last time I was there — I have no idea why more restaurants don’t make veggie dumplings. Here are two ways of looking at my dietary practice: [...] … Read More