Getting Politics, and Politicians, Out of Decisionmaking

Lynne Kiesling In discussing the involvement of Russian politicians in economic decisionmaking in the natural gas industry, Tim Worstall says something that I think is key: I’d prefer that such a politician had nothing whatsoever to do with whether the gas kept flowing or not. With purely private companies you know that decisions are made … More Getting Politics, and Politicians, Out of DecisionmakingMore Getting Politics, and Politicians, Out of Decisionmaking

A Brief Comment on the World Cup

Lynne Kiesling Some random thoughts on the World Cup thus far: -I thought England’s performance in their Saturday win was lackluster, and I hope they are saving it for later. -But given that Trinidad and Tobago did so much better than expected against Sweden (and that was a fun game to watch!), England can’t phone … More A Brief Comment on the World CupMore A Brief Comment on the World Cup

More Net Neutrality Resources

Lynne Kiesling The attention paid to the “net neutrality” debate is reaching a crescendo. In addition to the posts here over the past month and the links contained therein, see these sources: The Wikipedia entry on net neutrality; a commenter asked earlier for a general overview, and this one’s OK Greg Mankiw’s entry on the … More More Net Neutrality ResourcesMore More Net Neutrality Resources

Americans Gearing Up for Tour De France

Lynne Kiesling Congratulations to Levi Leipheimer on winning the Dauphiné Libéré race in Provence. This race is a great, grueling race through gorgeous parts of the south of France, ending in Grenoble. Leipheimer is one of the Americans to watch in the upcoming Tour. … More Americans Gearing Up for Tour De France