The Floyd Landis Case: Distributed Knowledge, Transparency, and the Wisdom of Crowds

Lynne Kiesling As KP readers know, I am a cyclist and commented on the innumerate media debacle surrounding the Floyd Landis drug test here and here in July. Between the histrionics of the media, the history of bad behavior on the part of at least one testing lab, and the sheer ignorance of science and … More The Floyd Landis Case: Distributed Knowledge, Transparency, and the Wisdom of CrowdsMore The Floyd Landis Case: Distributed Knowledge, Transparency, and the Wisdom of Crowds

Moneyball in the Mlb Playoffs

Michael Giberson I’m not much of a baseball fan, but I am fascinated by the Moneyball story. On a simple level, it is the story of competition and the discovery and use of knowledge in baseball management. But rather than diving into a rhapsodic soliloquy about economics and the use of knowledge in society, let … More Moneyball in the Mlb PlayoffsMore Moneyball in the Mlb Playoffs

Moneyball in the Mlb Playoffs

Michael Giberson I’m not much of a baseball fan, but I am fascinated by the Moneyball story. On a simple level, it is the story of competition and the discovery and use of knowledge in baseball management. But rather than diving into a rhapsodic soliloquy about economics and the use of knowledge in society, let … More Moneyball in the Mlb PlayoffsMore Moneyball in the Mlb Playoffs

Making Clean Energy Pay

Michael Giberson The Washington Post headlined a story in today’s edition, “In Ontario, Making ‘Clean Energy’ Pay.” From what I gather reading the article, they have in fact discovered how to make renewable energy pay in Ontario, at least if by “clean energy” you mean “other people’s wallets.” The story kicks off with a solar … More Making Clean Energy PayMore Making Clean Energy Pay