An Exhaustive Ethanol Post at FuturePundit

Lynne Kiesling Run, don’t walk, to Randall Parker’s place and read his excellent and thorough post on the science, economics, and politics of ethanol in Brazil and the US. Chock full of outstanding and informative links. I also had not thought about what he mentions in his parting comment about ethanol from biomass: But my … More An Exhaustive Ethanol Post at FuturePunditMore An Exhaustive Ethanol Post at FuturePundit

MT Upgrade

Lynne Kiesling Did two things here today: upgraded to MT 3.31, and finally futzed around with the container margins in the stylesheet to make the middle column wider. I tried to be sensitive to the different resolutions and screen sizes running around out there, but if you have troubles loading and reading, please drop me … More MT UpgradeMore MT Upgrade

New Zealand Wine: Speaking of International Trade …

Lynne Kiesling … as Tyler Cowen was yesterday, today we hear news that in the year ended June 30, New Zealand’s wine exports hit a record high. The grape harvest grew 11 percent and the value of wine exports grew 18 percent. NZ winemakers expect this trend to continue. Also interesting is the shift in … More New Zealand Wine: Speaking of International Trade …More New Zealand Wine: Speaking of International Trade …

Measuring Economic Growth: Does the Swiffer Count?

Lynne Kiesling Virginia Postrel’s Forbes column from the September 4 issue uses Adam Smith to great effect in analyzing how people complain that there’s economic stagnation, even though the evidence of growth and prosperity is obvious. We see the same phenomenon today. Nowadays, candid and intelligent people–not to mention partisans–tell us that the average American’s … More Measuring Economic Growth: Does the Swiffer Count?More Measuring Economic Growth: Does the Swiffer Count?