Drug Fingerprinting For Price Discrimination?

Lynne Kiesling Here’s a potentially mischievous idea for solving the problem Mike posed — using fingerprinting technology when you sell the drug, say, for example, an RFID tag in each pill’s section of a blister pack that will render it null if opened by someone other than the buyer. Loads of problems with this idea … More Drug Fingerprinting For Price Discrimination?More Drug Fingerprinting For Price Discrimination?

Price Discrimination Or Tournaments Or What? How Can Drug Research Be Funded

Michael Giberson Over at Economic Principals, David Warsh writes about current debates in drug pricing, and raises some excellent questions for researchers interested in economic systems design. About half of Warsh’s column concerns differential pricing, and half concerns alternative ways to organize and pay for research. The problem with differential pricing, what economists typically call … More Price Discrimination Or Tournaments Or What? How Can Drug Research Be FundedMore Price Discrimination Or Tournaments Or What? How Can Drug Research Be Funded

Cotc For This Week

Lynne Kiesling This week’s Carnival of the Capitalists is at The Frozen North. I’ve been a bad citizen this summer, what with work and house and all, and have not been contributing and advertising as much as I should be. Not surprisingly, I particularly liked Tim Worstall’s post on oil prices. Tim also gives a … More Cotc For This WeekMore Cotc For This Week

Speaking Of Words

Lynne Kiesling The OED website has a feature that is dangerous for linguaphiles like myself — an email subscription word of the day. I already subscribe to A Word A Day, which I love both for the words and for the epigrams that Anu Garg picks to illustrate usage. But I’m often so crazy busy … More Speaking Of WordsMore Speaking Of Words

Futurepundit On Thin-film Fuel Cells

Lynne Kiesling OK, I said we were about more than electricity here, but this is cool: Randall Parker’s post on thin-film superconductor technology that may, in time, make large-scale centeral fossil-fuel generation of electric power obsolete. I also think he’s right, that nuclear would still continue to be able to compete (although there’s a large … More Futurepundit On Thin-film Fuel CellsMore Futurepundit On Thin-film Fuel Cells

Belated Welcome To Instapundit Readers

Lynne Kiesling Many thanks to Glenn Reynolds for his blackout-commemorative post that linked to us, and welcome to new readers from Instapundit! We are about more than electricity here at KP, so please keep checking in. … More Belated Welcome To Instapundit Readers