cost of producing
Donation in exchange for goods
This idea has more to do with the organization of the business than with its essence. We all know that when buying a product in a store, you need to pay for it. Habitual payment is money. But The Walking Dead Blood Store in Portugal offers its customers a slightly different payment method. To receive any product, you need to become … a blood donor. The store’s management has signed an agreement with the Blood Donation Institute and now they carry out their activities together. Continue reading
How crowdsourcing came about
The author of the term “crowdsourcing” is Jeff Howe, who introduced it into circulation in 2006. Then he, together with publisher Mark Robinson, published an article in which he described the principle of crowdsourcing and gave examples. In this article, crowdsourcing was compared to outsourcing to a greater extent, and the emphasis was on their differences: outsourcing is based on the completion of certain tasks by specialists for a monetary remuneration, and crowdsourcing involves the execution of work mainly by amateurs and without any monetary payment (or purely symbolic). Continue reading
Sanctions. Someone sees this phenomenon as extremely negative, but is it really that bad? Food sanctions, that is, a ban on the import of certain goods from abroad, caused such a phenomenon as import substitution. Products that were previously imported from the West must now be replaced by similar ones, but of domestic production.
There is often an opinion among economists that import substitution should have been started a couple of decades ago in order to provide the country with goods of its own production and create new jobs, which are always in short supply. Why didn’t they do this earlier, we will not argue. Continue reading