Flattery; And More On Competitive Transmission

So I was catching up on my reading this AM over breakfast, and saw the header on Robert Prather’s post titled “beneficial complexity”. Very cool, I thought, sounds right up my alley. And then to find that the post was a link to me! Jiminy, that’s pretty exciting, thanks! I love the phrase beneficial complexity; … More Flattery; And More On Competitive TransmissionMore Flattery; And More On Competitive Transmission

Competitive Electricity Companies Crawling Out Of The Hole

Slowly, but surely, things are looking up for competitive wholesale electric generators. Today Constellation Energy announced an 83 percent increase in profits in Q4 2003. Much of this performance was driven by its wholesale electricity division, Constellation NewEnergy: The merchant energy business, or wholesale electricity marketing, posted earnings per share of 52 cents, more than … More Competitive Electricity Companies Crawling Out Of The HoleMore Competitive Electricity Companies Crawling Out Of The Hole

Boldrin And Levine: Intellectual Property

Check out Michele Boldrin’s and David Levine’s joint work on intellectual property if you are interested in such issues. For example, this abstract of their paper titled “The Case Against Intellectual Property”, puts it clearly: Argues that the downstream licensing agreements implicit in current intellectual property law are anti-competitive and that there should be a … More Boldrin And Levine: Intellectual PropertyMore Boldrin And Levine: Intellectual Property

Claremont Review Of Books

Many thanks to Randy Barnett and David Bernstein for their recommendations of the Claremont Review of Books. I enjoy reading book reviews, but the NYT, NYRB, and London RB have all driven me sufficiently crazy with emotional, non-analytical, bad postmodern (as opposed to Hayekian postmodern!) reviews that I just don’t bother any more. … More Claremont Review Of Books