NMSU Business Outlook: June 2015

A Short Note to New Subscribers

Welcome new subscribers! NMSU Business Outlook is a free, monthly online publication sponsored by NMSU’s College of Business. Its primary audience is business practitioners and laypersons.

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Mike Hyman, Executive Editor


Violent Commercials in Television Programs for Children

(Revised from May 2008)
Dr. Michael R. Hyman, NMSU; Dr. Kevin J. Shanahan, Mississippi State University; Dr. Charles M. Hermans, Southwest Missouri State University

Violent acts in television programs for children often are depicted as causing little or no permanent damage to persons or property; in other words, these acts are rarely explicit or graphic and often without blood or gore. When sanitized violence is depicted repeatedly, it teaches and validates violent behavior.

Complete Article: Violent Commercials in Television Programs for Children

Economists’ Policy Recommendations Often Unpopular

Dr. Chris Erickson, NMSU

Laypeople often peg academic economists as either conservative or progressive, which seems a byproduct of a divided political culture. Anyone interested in policy must be partisan. In fact, academic economists seldom think of themselves this way. Rather, they adopt a particular approach to policy making, which entails applying basic assumptions about human behavior to policy making, and then following these assumptions to their logical conclusion.

Complete Article: Economists’ Policy Recommendations Often Unpopular

Taxing Income Discourages Paid Employment and Taxing Consumption Promotes Savings

Dr. Chris Erickson, NMSU

Economists say you should “tax what you do not want” and “not tax what you do want.” We want people to generate income. After all, income is the reward for “doing” what fellow citizens value. If you earn a wage, it is because your work is valued. If you receive rent, it is because people benefit from using your property. If you receive interest, it is a reward for financing worthwhile projects with your savings.

Complete Article: Taxing Income Discourages Paid Employment and Taxing Consumption Promotes Savings

Insurance Industry Talent Gap

Ms. Melissa Rogers, NMSU

There is a talent gap in the insurance industry because students and recent college graduates are unaware of the exciting ad lucrative job possibilities.

Complete Article: Insurance Industry Talent Gap

Marketing Research Tutorial

Marketing Research Ethics: Clients and Field Services

Dr. Michael R. Hyman, NMSU; Dr. Jeremy J. Sierra, Texas State University

Although many people believe marketing ethics is an oxymoron, our goal is to convince you otherwise and to provide a basic perspective for making more ethical marketing research decisions about clients and field services.

Complete Article: Marketing Research Ethics: Clients and Field Services

News & Notes

Talking Points

Dr. Christopher A. Erickson, NMSU

Dr. Erickson has been on an international teaching assignment this month. His “Talking Point” column will resume next month.


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