Using Ie On This Site

OK, this is very interesting … I tested the text wrapping by resizing the window in Netscape, Mozilla Firebird, and Mac Safari, and the page behaves as it is supposed to. In Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, however, it does not. If you are using IE to view this page, you will notice that the text is … More Using Ie On This SiteMore Using Ie On This Site

Welcome To The New Knowledge Problem Site!

I hope you like the changes! New links, new colors, the ability to comment, all are snappy improvements. Welcome! I look forward to good conversations. … More Welcome To The New Knowledge Problem Site!

My Italian Needs Work

I discovered today talking to an Italian friend that in my post the other day describing how upset I was at not getting this house, I said that I was “very painful”. Well … who’da thunk that “dolorosa” meant painful? So to correct my error, I have to say that I have had “una settimana … More My Italian Needs WorkMore My Italian Needs Work

Hayekians, Stiglitzians, And Broadband Policy

On Monday Arnold Kling posted a a comment on a commentary he wrote comparing Hayek and Stiglitz on information. As those of you who have given thought to the name of this site probably realize, this is a topic near and dear to my heart and mind. Even more so, because his commentary involves FCC … More Hayekians, Stiglitzians, And Broadband PolicyMore Hayekians, Stiglitzians, And Broadband Policy

Retail Gas Prices Fall

Retail gasoline prices have been falling for the past month, due both to decreased demand in the post-Labor Day driving world and to increased supply. This AP story summarizes the results of the most recent Lundberg Survey, taken every two weeks throughout the year. … More Retail Gas Prices Fall

Where To Get Rich

The Forbes 400 issue a couple of weeks back had an interesting Richard Karlgaard article entitled “Where To Get Rich”. In it he compares different cities in the US according to their abilities to attract, and keep, smart residents: Best place to make a future FORBES 400 fortune? Start with this proposition: The most valuable … More Where To Get RichMore Where To Get Rich

It’s All Here, I Think

OK, getting the archives all here was a bit more torturous than I expected, but it’s done. New content is next … … More It’s All Here, I Think

Two More Interesting Economics Bits

1. Public Choice: Politics Without Romance, an article by James Buchanan, the Nobel laureate public choice theorist, in Policy magazine. 2. A very cool post Umair Haque on double moral hazard, risk, and the recording industry. Link courtesy of Carnival of the Capitalists. OK, now I’m going to go nurse my headache of disappointment with … More Two More Interesting Economics BitsMore Two More Interesting Economics Bits

Other Interesting New Bits

I am still feeling molto dolorosa, so have not much to say that sparkles with any wit or originality, but want to point out some good content on rent-seeking, a pet topic of mine for many, many reasons (hey, when you work on a regulated industry, rent seeking is a familiar bedfellow). Sunday’s Carnival of … More Other Interesting New BitsMore Other Interesting New Bits

This And That

Been putting the final touches on some changes around here, as well as starting to grade midterms, and trying in vain to buy a house for the third time in two years. So today is a very unhappy day. Sorry for the ether silence. Please note also the new email address listed here, which is … More This And ThatMore This And That