Huzzah!!! Ie Format Solved

Many, many thanks to those of you who have offered your very generous assistance in helping me figure out why the right margin was not wrapping in Internet Explorer. Particular thanks go to Robert Prather and Steve Verdon, for efforts and suggestions above and beyond the call of civility and gentlemanly behavior to try to … More Huzzah!!! Ie Format SolvedMore Huzzah!!! Ie Format Solved

Remember, Remember, The Fifth Of November

… gunpowder, treason, and plot! Guy Fawkes, notorious English traitor, is commemorated on this day for his failed attempt to blow up Parliament. From a Guy Fawkes website: To carry out their plan, the conspirators got hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder – and stored it in a cellar, just under the House of Lords. … More Remember, Remember, The Fifth Of NovemberMore Remember, Remember, The Fifth Of November

Exelon, Illinois Power, And Puhca

Ken Silverstein’s Utilipoint Issue Alert today discusses the proposed Exelon acquisition of Illinois Power in the context of the potential repeal of PUCHA, the Public Utility Company Holding Act of 1935. It’s a very interesting analysis. Arguments for the repeal of PUHCA may have gained footing since the August blackout, as one of the primary … More Exelon, Illinois Power, And PuhcaMore Exelon, Illinois Power, And Puhca

Moral Hazard And Protective Gear

Craig Newmark has a post about Sam Peltzman’s work on mandatory seat belt laws and moral hazard. Actually, the post is about some snarkiness between Craig and Brad DeLong, but that is not my interest. My interest is in pointing out that the seatbelt phenomenon for which Sam Peltzman is known here — that mandatory … More Moral Hazard And Protective GearMore Moral Hazard And Protective Gear

Evolution And Politics

Now that I’ve caught my breath … Tyler Cowen has a post on Paul Rubin and his new book on politics and evolution. Tyler addresses two things I intended to: Randall Parker’s comments on it, and Dennis Dutton’s review on Arts & Letters Daily, so I’ll not add anything more except to say please do … More Evolution And PoliticsMore Evolution And Politics

Hah-freakin’-larious

How funny is this? Americans Demand Increased Governmental Protection From Selves: “The government is finally starting to take some responsibility for the effect my behavior has on others,” said New York City resident Alec Haverchuk, 44, who is prohibited by law from smoking in restaurants and bars. “But we have a long way to go. … More Hah-freakin’-lariousMore Hah-freakin’-larious