Steven Chu to Be Next U.S. Secretary of Energy

Michael Giberson In the news, reports that Steven Chu will be nominated to become the next U.S. Secretary of Energy. Chu, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1997, has been Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since August, 2004. Tom Fowler at Newswatch: Energy observes that “Saying ‘the University of California-Berkeley’ and ‘U.S. … More Steven Chu to Be Next U.S. Secretary of EnergyMore Steven Chu to Be Next U.S. Secretary of Energy

Abuse of Power Comes As No Surprise

Lynne Kiesling I was in Texas on Tuesday for a meeting with an electricity retailer, and when the CEO came in and greeted me with “nice to see you again; did you hear that your governor was just arrested?”, I thought it was fallout from the long-standing investigation of Illinois political corruption that the U.S. … More Abuse of Power Comes As No SurpriseMore Abuse of Power Comes As No Surprise

A New Kp Bailout Rule of Thumb

Lynne Kiesling The KP Spouse and I have evolved a new rule over the course of the succession of fall bailout fiascos: whenever Barney Frank argues for something, the economically sensible and correct public policy is to do precisely the opposite of what he advocates. … More A New Kp Bailout Rule of Thumb