Reason’s Critique Of Pure Riesling

Lynne Kiesling Kerry Howley’s essay on the documentary Mondovino at Reason is a very enjoyable read that captures some of both the economics and culture of winemaking. I also like its witty title! Howley discusses the main contrast in the film, between anti-globalism winemaker Aimé Guibert and global entrepreneur Robert Mondavi. Howley’s conclusion piques my … More Reason’s Critique Of Pure RieslingMore Reason’s Critique Of Pure Riesling

Some More Overdue Links To Good Reads

Lynne Kiesling Been busy and doing my best Gumby stretched-in-all-directions impersonation … but have updated the links list on the left. Please note the additions of (in no particular order) Fey Accompli, The Sports Economist, Mahalanobis, Economics Roundtable, Peak Oil Optimist, IP Central, and The Eclectic Econoclast. … More Some More Overdue Links To Good Reads

Will California See Blackouts This Summer?

Lynne Kiesling No, it’s not 2001 again (thank goodness). But the Pacific Northwest has had a very dry winter, with almost no snowpack to speak of and little rain, so the reservoirs that power the hydroelectric plants that provide California with a good chunk of its power are going to be hard pressed to do … More Will California See Blackouts This Summer?More Will California See Blackouts This Summer?

Embrace The Complexity

Lynne Kiesling Russ Roberts has an absolutely wonderful essay at Café Hayek. Russ uses a recent FedEx transaction, and how sure he was that his package would arrive unmolested and on time, as a starting point: My lack of worry at FedEx is different. It can’t be trust. There are too many people touching my … More Embrace The ComplexityMore Embrace The Complexity