Critical Peak Pricing Isn’t Ideal, But It’s A Start

Lynne Kiesling The California PUC has directed the three investor-owned utilities in the state under its jurisdiction to develop critical peak pricing plans for summer 2005. From a Los Angeles Times article, The California Public Utilities Commission directed the state’s three investor-owned utilities, including Edison International’s Southern California Edison Co., to install special meters and … More Critical Peak Pricing Isn’t Ideal, But It’s A StartMore Critical Peak Pricing Isn’t Ideal, But It’s A Start

A Long Tail Without Good Filters Is Just Noise

Michael Giberson Ainít it the truth? The local Hollywood Video appears reasonably well stocked. It isnít Netflix deep, or anything, but when I go looking for something a little off the beaten track I am not always dissappointed. For example, they have Ken Loachís Land and Freedom (1995), but not the Argentine confidence game movie … More A Long Tail Without Good Filters Is Just NoiseMore A Long Tail Without Good Filters Is Just Noise

Thoughts On An SBC/AT&T Merger

Lynne Kiesling When I saw the front-page article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday about merger talks between SBC and AT&T, my first thought was, well, we are far, far away from 1984! Who’d a thunk 20 years ago that this would happen? SBC Communications Inc. is in talks to acquire AT &T Corp., a … More Thoughts On An SBC/AT&T MergerMore Thoughts On An SBC/AT&T Merger

Economist Skills And Map Reading Skills: Correlated?

Lynne Kiesling I woke up this morning to an email from Tim Worstall, who asked me the following question: how’s your map reading? Stumbling and Mumbling inspires his question by linking to research showing that women have poorer map-reading skills than men, and then asking Is it the case that women economists are better at … More Economist Skills And Map Reading Skills: Correlated?More Economist Skills And Map Reading Skills: Correlated?