Lynne Kiesling Iceland’s financial and banking industries are really in turmoil right now. Yesterday I heard good NPR story on what’s going on in Iceland that can give you a sense of what’s going on (although I agree with the commenter that Melissa Block characterizing Iceland as “a pretty backward country” was incorrect and inappropriate). … More What’s Going on in Iceland? … More What’s Going on in Iceland?
Lynne Kiesling I am unlikely to say anything more here about our current financial situation, its causes, and the policy responses to it. I’ll give the likely-final word to Nick Gillespie at Reason: “For 30 years,” begins a New York Times story titled “Both Sides of the Aisle See More Regulation,” “the nation’s political system … More Nick Gillespie on the Bailout Bonanza … More Nick Gillespie on the Bailout Bonanza
Lynne Kiesling This is the closest I’m gonna get to discussing politics at KP … Glassbooth is a pretty cool web application through which you take a budget of points, allocate them among a set of policy issues to rank which issues are most important to you, and then state your policy positions on questions … More Glassbooth and Your Voting Preferences … More Glassbooth and Your Voting Preferences
Lynne Kiesling OK, this is seriously cool: Freehands gloves have thumb and index finger caps that flip back and are held in place with a magnet while you twiddle your device of choice. They come in fleece, stretch microfiber, and leather for your texting, listening, photographing, and emailing pleasure! And, in my case, knitting pleasure, … More Innovation in Complementary Goods: Hi-tech Gloves for Device-twiddling in Winter … More Innovation in Complementary Goods: Hi-tech Gloves for Device-twiddling in Winter
Michael Giberson As mentioned earlier, since moving to Lubbock to teach at Texas Tech, I’ve been bike commuting. This is actually not much of a sacrifice most of the time; it is only about a mile from home to office, and the trip takes me only 10 minutes on the bike. One week I acquired … More Driving Less, Biking More … More Driving Less, Biking More