What’s Going on in Iceland?

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?

Nick Gillespie on the Bailout Bonanza

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 BonanzaMore Nick Gillespie on the Bailout Bonanza

Glassbooth and Your Voting Preferences

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 PreferencesMore Glassbooth and Your Voting Preferences

Innovation in Complementary Goods: Hi-tech Gloves for Device-twiddling in Winter

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 WinterMore Innovation in Complementary Goods: Hi-tech Gloves for Device-twiddling in Winter

Driving Less, Biking More

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 MoreMore Driving Less, Biking More