A Few Random Chicago Spring Links

Lynne Kiesling I haven’t said much in the past few months about the personal life, although I do still have one … This past weekend was a lovely spring weekend here in Chicago, and we took advantage of it to do some local exploring. We started off Friday night at Dr. Vino’s meetup at Juicy … More A Few Random Chicago Spring LinksMore A Few Random Chicago Spring Links

New Internal Combustion Engine Technology

Lynne Kiesling How cool is this? Purdue engineering researchers have made major progress on a new internal combustion engine design, using variable valve actuation. One remarkable innovation in this research is removing the connection between the crankshaft and the camshaft, which is what drives the pistons up and down. This design has been at the … More New Internal Combustion Engine TechnologyMore New Internal Combustion Engine Technology

The Supply and Demand for Socially Conscious Investments

Michael Giberson The Washington Post has a story on “socially responsible investing,” which puzzles over the below average returns that such investment funds seem to offer: [I]nvestors often pay a price when they add social considerations to the mix. Socially responsible investing funds, including expenses, generally trail traditional competitors, according to Morningstar data. For the … More The Supply and Demand for Socially Conscious InvestmentsMore The Supply and Demand for Socially Conscious Investments