Has anyone ever taken a class on Spoon River Anthology?
I bloody LOVE Spoon River…
one of my faves. my dog loves this movie oddly enough…. maybe because she sort of looks like simba?
Tea trailer, Tower Grove Farmer’s Market on Flickr.
every time I’ve seen this at the Farmers’ Market (aka the two markets we’ve had this season) I think about how sketchy it looks… sort of like that white van with “free candy” graff’d on the side?
This is WAY more bohemian though… so the equivalent of “FREE CANDY” for hipsters and crunchy granola people… and I don’t really mean that in the bad way that it sounds…
#zebra #fruitstripes ya’ll!!!! Found these at #crackerbarrell #gum #nostalgia #90skid
I’m going to be taking an independent study course over the summer with my Econ professor. I would like to do my project looking at the price elasticity of demand of medical treatment for those with eating disorders versus those without (aka does having an eating disorder impact the way you think about having to pay for treatment - do increases in payment costs impact you as much, not as much, or more than someone with another medical condition)
I want to see how many people in my circles (ie: not just on tumblr) would fit into this demographic, thus how many people would be easily surveyed (there would be obviously a formally constructed survey)
(I would quit reading now if you’re easily bored with research talk)
I think this research would be important. Not just for providers to know, but also interesting on an economic standpoint as economic models are fairly clear that they consider consumers to be rational. IE: willing to pay more for things they get greater utility out of (among other things). I wonder if the psychological factor of eating disorders trumps this.
Based on personal experience, I imagine the price elasticity of demand for those non-disordered that have medical conditions (I would likely choose to focus on one other medical condition - or formulate questions to a general “other” audience that include statistics about eating disorders, success of treatment, success without treatment, etc without naming an eating disorder) is far less elastic than of those with. In other words higher treatment costs would not deter someone from seeking medical treatment as much as a higher treatment cost would deter someone with an eating disorder from seeking treatment. Even if the two conditions had the SAME medical risks/complications/mortality rates, etc.
I might also look into marginal utility (as I think sometimes with eating disorders the more treatment “consumed” the greater the marginal utility)
Also, if this sounds confusing and you want me to try to explain more coherently with less rambling, shoot me a message (anon or not)