I have noticed the entire Cape Cod region of MA
also seems to shun the free refill pricing
method, at least they did when I was there a few
years ago. Is it possible their consumers have
similar elasticity levels to those in Europe,
 especially given their high tourist composition?
This policy seems to range from the Ruby Tuesday
/ Denny's mid range level restaurant to the more
pricey and distinguished one of a kind store.

Pat McCann
GMU Undergrad 

On Sat, 8 Jul 2000, Bryan Caplan wrote:

> Related question: Why no free re-fills in Europe?
> -- 
>               Prof. Bryan Caplan           [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
>            http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan
>   "Is there anything more distinctly understood by all men, than
>    what it is to see, to hear, to remember, to judge?  Yet it is
>    the most difficult thing in the world to define these 
>    operations according to the rules of logical definition.  But
>    it is not more difficult than it is useless.  Sometimes
>    philosophers attempt to define them; but, if we examine their
>    definitions, we shall find that they amount to no more than
>    giving one synonymous word for another, and commonly a worse
>    for a better."
>       --Thomas Reid, *Essays on the Active Powers of Man*

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