Milton Friedman, the Chicago School, and Austrian Economics

Lynne Kiesling Today is Milton Friedman Day, and although the Day Job has kept me from much reading and writing today, I would like to point you to this nice article from the Freeman about Milton Friedman and the Chicago School. In the course of the discussion Richard Ebeling contrasts the Chicago School with Austrian … More Milton Friedman, the Chicago School, and Austrian EconomicsMore Milton Friedman, the Chicago School, and Austrian Economics

Randall Parker and David Victor on Ethanol Policy

Lynne Kiesling Randall Parker at FuturePundit has a post noting Stanford economist David Victor’s analyses of ethanol, as found in this Technology Review interview with him. I generally agree with David’s remarks (we met several years ago in Mexico, and he has lots of expertise in energy and environment, particularly in developing countries), and with … More Randall Parker and David Victor on Ethanol PolicyMore Randall Parker and David Victor on Ethanol Policy

Good Things to Read This Morning

Lynne Kiesling Tyler Cowen on income inequality in the NY Times; see also comments from Don Boudreaux at CafĂ© Hayek and Mark Thoma at The Economist’s View. This Technology Review article on EEstor’s new battery-ultracapacitor for energy storage. EEstor claims that their battery hybrid has 10 times the capacity of a traditional battery at half … More Good Things to Read This MorningMore Good Things to Read This Morning

Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos’ Food Book

Lynne Kiesling Speaking of music, the leader of my current favorite band, Franz Ferdinand, has written a book called Sound Bites, which is largely a compilation of his food columns for the Guardian. Alex was a chef before he was a rock star, and he writes with a lot of humor about his culinary experiences … More Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos’ Food BookMore Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos’ Food Book