Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Barbie discrimination

Magician Barbie costs $12.99 but Doctor Barbie costs $32.99. Emily Ostler does a great job explaining why over at Slate. Essentially, its indirect price discrimination. While most families value professional role models for girls, wealthier families are willing to pay more than poorer families to provide one.

Hat tip: Martin Gaynor

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