Paradox of Choice: Jazzfest Edition

Michael Giberson By inclination I’m not favorably inclined toward the thesis of Barry Schwartz’s book, The Paradox of Choice: Why Less Is More. More choices a bad thing? Nah, my attitude is more “Don’t worry, be happy.” (Daniel Gilbert, in Stumbling on Happiness, helped me out a little here. Apparently people who want to ‘optimize’ … More Paradox of Choice: Jazzfest EditionMore Paradox of Choice: Jazzfest Edition

Supreme Court Mass. Vs. Epa Decision

Lynne Kiesling For those of you interested in intelligent legal analysis of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in the Massachusetts vs. EPA case, see Jonathan Adler’s post and the links he provides at Volokh. See also this thread of his earlier comments on the decision, and this extensive Google News search of articles on the decision. … More Supreme Court Mass. Vs. Epa DecisionMore Supreme Court Mass. Vs. Epa Decision

Concert Tickets and the Beauty of Market Processes

Lynne Kiesling So the KP Spouse and I had OK Go/Snow Patrol tickets for last night’s show at the Aragon in Chicago. In a colossal spate of bad timing, I got on a writing roll at about 4:00, and although I’ve not been having writer’s block, I’ve been having enough trouble working on a coherent … More Concert Tickets and the Beauty of Market ProcessesMore Concert Tickets and the Beauty of Market Processes

Agenda Released for Ferc Conference on Market Monitoring

Michael Giberson Twenty-three panelists are on the agenda of Thursday’s technical conference on power market monitoring, including market monitors from the RTOs/ISOs, RTO/ISO senior management, outside specialists/critics, state regulators and market participants. Overall looks like a good crowd of folks, but it is a rather large crowd to get through in just five hours of … More Agenda Released for Ferc Conference on Market MonitoringMore Agenda Released for Ferc Conference on Market Monitoring