Musician Credibility And Popularity: A False Dichotomy

Lynne Kiesling Interesting post and comments over at Grant McCracken’s place about Coldplay, their new album, and their disdain for corporate shareholders. I really encourage you to read the whole post and comment thread. A teaser, though, because I really treasure Grant’s open, forward-looking vision as articulated here: Ours is no longer a dual world … More Musician Credibility And Popularity: A False DichotomyMore Musician Credibility And Popularity: A False Dichotomy

Left2right: Hayek On The Institutions Of A Free Society

Lynne Kiesling I don’t read Left2Right, largely because I don’t like politics. But this post from Elizabeth Anderson about Hayek’s arguments for procedural rules for public support to those who cannot “play the game” is insightful and thought-provoking. Many of the comments are also worth reading, in particular the one from economist Steve Horowitz. Hat … More Left2right: Hayek On The Institutions Of A Free SocietyMore Left2right: Hayek On The Institutions Of A Free Society

The Meaning Of “Non”

Lynne Kiesling About five weeks ago, when I was in France, I pondered the upcoming French referendum on the EU Constitution. I certainly concluded that it was a curate’s egg, with the (extremely few) excellent bits being what, according to Glenn Reynolds, induced French free-market activist Sabine Herold [to support] the EU because she thought … More The Meaning Of “Non”More The Meaning Of “Non”

Circuit Breakers In Commodity Markets

Michael Giberson Iím puzzled. Earlier this year I was involved in a project examining natural gas price volatility, and as part of the background work I examined circuit breakers in futures contracts. As it turned out, the circuit breaker on the NYMEX natural gas futures contract was the most permissive by a wide margin. Circuit … More Circuit Breakers In Commodity MarketsMore Circuit Breakers In Commodity Markets