Competition As A Discovery Process Holds For Cell Phones, Too

I love this Tech Central Station article by Steven Den Beste. He describes in great detail the evolution of competing standards for cellular phones in the US, versus the “harmonization” and settling on GSM as THE standard in the EU. Punch line: North American cellular networks and phones are more technically sound, and are updating … More Competition As A Discovery Process Holds For Cell Phones, TooMore Competition As A Discovery Process Holds For Cell Phones, Too

Consumer Awareness Of Energy

According to the most recent annual survey of electric deregulation by Deloitte and Touche, consumers are at a six-year low in their awareness of energy issues. The study correctly draws the conclusion that this lack of awareness in electricity stems from the stagnation of restructuring in the post-California, post-Enron environment of political and financial uncertainty. … More Consumer Awareness Of EnergyMore Consumer Awareness Of Energy

Back From Dc

I am back from my electricity and experimental economics-fest in Washington, where I read this good Washington Post column by David Ignatius on the question of whether attacking Iraq is about oil. He points out some of the important economics of global oil markets, which politicians and pundits often conveniently forget. He also points out … More Back From DcMore Back From Dc