Inkling & Surowiecki & Safeway at Bnet

Michael Giberson The folks that do technology site CNET have launched an online business magazine at http://www.BNET.com. Among the items of interest (at least to me) now on BNET: A discussion with the CEO of Erickson Retirement Communities which covers, among other things, practical applications of prediction market Inkling. A podcast that includes New Yorker … More Inkling & Surowiecki & Safeway at BnetMore Inkling & Surowiecki & Safeway at Bnet

Tim Haab on the Politics of Gas Prices: Get Over It

Lynne Kiesling Three cheers for Tim Haab for saying what I’m often too lazy or too cowardly to say: So let’s take a look at the STUPID price gouging bill… So we’ve now proven that Democrats are idiots. We’re halfway there. … Republicans are idiots. Since independents don’t matter, I conclude my proof. All politicians … More Tim Haab on the Politics of Gas Prices: Get Over ItMore Tim Haab on the Politics of Gas Prices: Get Over It

Cycling: Landis (kangaroo?) Trial in Full Swing

Lynne Kiesling I’m not being as productive this week as I could be, because I am trying to keep up with the Floyd Landis doping trial/arbitration taking place this week at Pepperdine University. I’ve been silent on this topic since October, when I wrote about Floyd’s “wikipedia defense” and the wisdom of crowds (back in … More Cycling: Landis (kangaroo?) Trial in Full SwingMore Cycling: Landis (kangaroo?) Trial in Full Swing

How Competitive Is Coal-to-liquids Conversion?

Lynne Kiesling As economic growth continues to drive up demand for petroleum-based energy, foreign supplies are fraught with geopolitical costs, and concerns about the environmental effects of fuel use increase, energy prices rise and we naturally seek out alternatives to the oil we’ve become accustomed to using over the past century. One potentially attractive option … More How Competitive Is Coal-to-liquids Conversion?More How Competitive Is Coal-to-liquids Conversion?