Host Parties or Make Levees?

Michael Giberson Locals and tourists in New Orleans celebrated the first weekend of Jazzfest this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; I’ll be joining the fun this coming weekend. This year’s 37th annual festival is slightly scaled back from a year ago – the second weekend is only three days rather than last year’s four-day event … More Host Parties or Make Levees?More Host Parties or Make Levees?

Adm, Rent Seekers to the World!

Lynne Kiesling Speaking of ethanol and using the political process, Archer Daniels Midland third quarter profits rose by 29 percent: Archer Daniels Midland Co., one of the world’s largest agriculture processors, said Tuesday its fiscal third-quarter earnings rose 29 percent, driven by an increase in demand for processed oilseeds and corn byproducts such as ethanol. … More Adm, Rent Seekers to the World!More Adm, Rent Seekers to the World!

Mankiw on Sugar Quotas and Ethanol

Lynne Kiesling Greg Mankiw recently posted about sugar quotas and ethanol, an interesting addendum to our discussion here last week where the ethanol tariff showed up in the comments. I also posted on protectionism and the sugar industry in the context of Splenda’s increasing market share in February 2005. … More Mankiw on Sugar Quotas and Ethanol

Gasoline Update: Politicians Pander Over Events They Cannot Control

Lynne Kiesling An update from others who have been writing about gasoline prices while I have not: Jim Hamilton at EconBrowser about political pandering over gasoline taxes (there’s a shocker …). Tim Haab and John Whitehead are on a roll about gas prices at Environmental Economist. The link is to their “Energy Resources” category, which … More Gasoline Update: Politicians Pander Over Events They Cannot ControlMore Gasoline Update: Politicians Pander Over Events They Cannot Control

Hommages to Jane Jacobs From Various Perspectives

Lynne Kiesling Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities (among other good books) and the subject of several posts here at KP, passed away last week at age 89. Online tributes include Pete Boettke at Austrian Economists and Russ Roberts at Café Hayek (note also that Russ categorized his post … More Hommages to Jane Jacobs From Various PerspectivesMore Hommages to Jane Jacobs From Various Perspectives