OPEC To Boost Oil Production By 2 Percent In April

Lynne Kiesling OPEC has just announced its intention to boost production by 2 percent in April, in response to which prices fell to below $55/barrel. See one of these many news stories for further details and analysis. … More OPEC To Boost Oil Production By 2 Percent In April

Recipe Du Jour: Carbonades Flamandes

Lynne Kiesling Taking a quick break … found this lovely recipe for Carbonades Flamandes at Chocolate & Zucchini, a French foodie blog that I enjoy. Sounds just the thing for a late winter/early spring weekend dish. She even suggests making your own pain d’Úpice instead of buying one. I can get a decent one here … More Recipe Du Jour: Carbonades FlamandesMore Recipe Du Jour: Carbonades Flamandes

Knitress Was Right On Both Counts

Lynne Kiesling My friend Knitress was right on both counts: Martha’s poncho was crocheted, and made from Lion Brand’s Homespun yarn. The Lion Brand website has a crochet pattern for it up now, and will have a knit one up soon. Sorry, Manolo! Personally, this design is too boho for my taste. But I can … More Knitress Was Right On Both CountsMore Knitress Was Right On Both Counts

Anti-Choice Arguments And Adaptive Institutional Design

Lynne Kiesling Back home, enjoying the early morning alertness that comes with east-west-flying jet lag … one of the first places I went was Virginia Postrel’s new Forbes column on the Barry Schwartz & Company anti-choice literature. I’ve always found these anti-choice arguments unpersuasive; at worst you can argue that too much choice can increase … More Anti-Choice Arguments And Adaptive Institutional DesignMore Anti-Choice Arguments And Adaptive Institutional Design