Significant Improvement Since The Blackout?

Michael Giberson As it happens, Vernon Smith’s column in the WSJ (discussed by Lynne here) wasn’t the only public marking of the two-year anniversary of the August 14, 2003 blackout. A number of newspaper stories and opinion columns have marked the event. Of particular interest are the comments of two people that are particularly well … More Significant Improvement Since The Blackout?More Significant Improvement Since The Blackout?

Is President Bush A Smithian?

Lynne Kiesling Detroit News columnist Thomas Bray argued so on Sunday. In fact, his argument is more along the lines of his being more Smithian than Keynesian (as is Doug Allen’s at Catallarchy, from whom I got the link): President Bush responded to the bursting of the economic bubble of the late 1990s in quite … More Is President Bush A Smithian?More Is President Bush A Smithian?

Ba Strikes, Catering, Outsourcing, Contracting

Lynne Kiesling Yesterday, while under the gun to finish some edits and a referee report, I listened to BBC Radio 4. One memorable interview was with a union organizer discussing the recent BA sympathy strike with the fired workers from caterer Gate Gourmet. One of the contentions in this situation is that in the market … More Ba Strikes, Catering, Outsourcing, ContractingMore Ba Strikes, Catering, Outsourcing, Contracting