Is Christmas an economic catastrophe ??

Gordon Mohr gojomo@usa.net
Sun, 23 Dec 2001 23:39:26 -0800


OK, Russell, you're channelling the Economist again, which 
tackles the same topic in this week's issue...

http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=885748

...which references a seminal paper on the subject, "The Deadweight
Loss of Christmas", published in the American Economic Review in 1993
but not easily findable online.

- Gordon