More On The Public Good Concept

Lynne Kiesling Eric Helland, guest-blogging over at Marginal Revolution, posts on whether or not GPS is a good candidate as a public good. Like Eric’s colleague, I grapple with the public good concept (as Mike mentioned earlier this morning) and share the misgivings Eric reports. For me the question boils down to the degree of … More More On The Public Good ConceptMore More On The Public Good Concept

Consulting The Oracle

Michael Giberson Around my house, when we resort to the internet to answer questions like “What was the name of that movie last year with William H. Macy?” or “Who recorded ‘Oh Carolina’ before Shaggy did?”, we call it “consulting the Oracle.” Consulting the Oracle usually means Google, but for movie specific information I usually … More Consulting The OracleMore Consulting The Oracle

Electric Power In Iraq; More On Network Reliability

Michael Giberson The Washington Post reports an interesting story about efforts to restore electric power services in Iraq. The following paragraph caught my eye: Though Iraq has more power than it did before the war, Baghdad has suffered. The capital had a steady and sufficient flow of electricity under President Saddam Hussein, who supplied the … More Electric Power In Iraq; More On Network ReliabilityMore Electric Power In Iraq; More On Network Reliability