Sorry for the radio silence; all of the things I’d like to write right now take more mental bandwidth than I can spare. I have literally been mentally composing a post on something for more than four months, but I haven’t had the mental space to think it through enough.
Time for the truthful reveal: I have a book contract with Routledge for a book on a conceptual framework for forward-looking regulatory institutions. The framework is a synthesis of neoclassical, Austrian, new institutional, and complex adaptive systems models, obviously applied to electric power and the challenges of technological change.
That’s what has been taking up the mental bandwidth for the past several months, and will continue to do so for the next several months. I’m not much prone to writer’s block, but I do find this kind of conceptual synthesis particularly challenging. It’s not a standard-issue economics type of creation, so my wrestling with the beast as it forms is mentally draining.
As the thoughts start to coalesce, I’ll probably preview them here, and ask for feedback, of course.
Thanks for your interest and your patience.