Some More Sensible Commentary on Gas Prices

Lynne Kiesling With apologies for the shameless self-promotion: this Chicago Tribune article on gas prices in Illinois has some quotes from me, and others, on putting these gas prices in a proper context. I also found this New York Times article from Sunday on “price gouging” to be a more sensible and analytical view on … More Some More Sensible Commentary on Gas PricesMore Some More Sensible Commentary on Gas Prices

House Passes “Price Gouging” Bill

Lynne Kiesling On Wednesday the U.S. House passed a gasoline price gouging bill. The bill’s chief sponsor, Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan, said he had no doubt the FTC would be able to determine price gouging once the agency had a law to uphold. The measure would establish the first federal law against energy … More House Passes “Price Gouging” Bill

Memorial Day Driving, Gas Prices, and Retail Sales

Lynne Kiesling You driving anywhere this weekend? I’m not. Other than a trip to the grocery store, I hope not to get in the car at all. In part that’s the high gas prices talking, but in part it’s a rebound from the fact that I spent the last three days at a conference out … More Memorial Day Driving, Gas Prices, and Retail SalesMore Memorial Day Driving, Gas Prices, and Retail Sales

Prediction Markets Vs. the Pundits in the French Election

Michael Giberson On prediction market group blog Midas Oracle (and also posted at the NewsFuture blog), Emile Servan-Schreiber offers an assessment of “prediction markets vs. the pundits” after the French presidential campaign debate between Ségolène Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy: After the debate, the pundits were all agreed that Royal had scored some points, and even … More Prediction Markets Vs. the Pundits in the French ElectionMore Prediction Markets Vs. the Pundits in the French Election