Economics In Hip Hop?

Lynne Kiesling OK, so I’m listening to WOXY in my office, and they’re playing this cool hip-hoppy/rappy/soulful Handsome Boy Modeling School song called “The Truth”, and the male vocalist actually just used the phrase ceteris paribus. And used it pretty correctly, in the context of a song lyric … pretty funny! … More Economics In Hip Hop?

Wsj’s Telecom Editorial Today

Lynne Kiesling The Wall Street Journal is full of goodies today. Although I am tempted to write about the front-page article on “Two-Buck Chuck” entrepreneur Fred Franzia, I will confine my enthusiasm to discussing lead editorial entitled “Telecom Shootout” (subscription required). This editorial coincides with a lot of my thinking on the current merger activity … More Wsj’s Telecom Editorial TodayMore Wsj’s Telecom Editorial Today

Eminent Domain For Commercial Development: Scotus Hears About It

Lynne Kiesling Today the Supreme Court hears the oral arguments in the Kelo vs. New London eminent domain case. Bill Steigerwald’s column in today’s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is an interview with Scott Bullock, the Institute for Justice attorney who will be making the argument for the landowner. Bullock will try to persuade the high court to … More Eminent Domain For Commercial Development: Scotus Hears About ItMore Eminent Domain For Commercial Development: Scotus Hears About It