What Are Your Top 20 Monty Python Skits?

Lynne Kiesling Many thanks to Tyler Cowen for pointing out this Entertainment Weekly list of top-20 Monty Python skits. I agree that the Argument Clinic belongs a lot higher than #20; it’s easily in my top 5. I don’t think the Kilimanjaro skit deserves to be in the top 20. And as a little nit … More What Are Your Top 20 Monty Python Skits?More What Are Your Top 20 Monty Python Skits?

Peridot Capital On Fuel Costs

Lynne Kiesling Through Fey Accompli I found Peridot Capital, who had a post yesterday on fuel costs that hits some of the same themes as I mentioned earlier this morning. Amazingly, American Airlines has hedged only 15% of its fuel costs for the first quarter of 2005. With oil futures hitting a record $57 per … More Peridot Capital On Fuel CostsMore Peridot Capital On Fuel Costs

A New Read: Fey Accompli

Lynne Kiesling I’ve found a new read that I really enjoy, Fey Accompli. A wry play on words. She’s a very eloquent writer on a variety of topics that are of great interest to me, and she takes a very dynamic, forward looking approach. I’ll take one example: Monday’s post on Stella McCartney’s new line … More A New Read: Fey AccompliMore A New Read: Fey Accompli

Hedging Fuel Prices: Using Politics Or Using Markets?

Lynne Kiesling On Monday Stumbling and Mumbling had a post on truckers in the UK complaining about high fuel prices. I really like his suggestion: instead of whingeing and bleating for a political solution, why does their trade association not offer price insurance? The fact is, though, that high oil prices are a danger that … More Hedging Fuel Prices: Using Politics Or Using Markets?More Hedging Fuel Prices: Using Politics Or Using Markets?

Wsj Article On Txu’s Feather Ruffling, But That’s Not What Bothers Me

Lynne Kiesling Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal had an interesting front-page article (subscription required) by Rebecca Smith on TXU, the legacy Texas utility that is following unconventional utility strategies in its approach to Texas’s restructured retail electricity market. Smith’s article focuses extensively on TXU’s changes to its customer disconnection policies. TXU follows a 26-day late payment … More Wsj Article On Txu’s Feather Ruffling, But That’s Not What Bothers MeMore Wsj Article On Txu’s Feather Ruffling, But That’s Not What Bothers Me