KP Comment Policy

Ian’s policy statement at The Commons, in combination with the comment spamming I received a couple of weekends ago, prompts me to make this editorial policy statement regarding comments: As of today, comments will be open for one week on each post. So please speak your mind, civilly and quickly. … More KP Comment Policy

How Cool Is This? Underwater Electric Transmission Conduit

Entergy has energized the high-voltage transmission line they’ve been laying under the Mississippi River. They built a flexible duct conduit system and installed it using horizontal drilling techniques adapted from offshore oil drilling. What a great example of adaptive technology transfer! … More How Cool Is This? Underwater Electric Transmission Conduit

Welcome To The Commons, Here’s How Not To Overuse It

A great group of free-market environmentalist analysts and scholars have started up The Commons, a site dedicated to discussion of “environmental quality and human dignity through free markets and property rights”. I recommend it highly and encourage you all to visit. In walking the talk by establishing transparent rules for the use of the site, … More Welcome To The Commons, Here’s How Not To Overuse ItMore Welcome To The Commons, Here’s How Not To Overuse It

Lessig On Protectionism

From Wired, Larry Lessig’s stump speech against protectionism. It’s good. And it’s pathetic that supposed dynamic innovators have to hear it. … More Lessig On Protectionism