Lynne Kiesling In the post-election show of sleeve-rolling-up meeting between Barack Obama and John McCain, their main rhetoric revolved around how they could work together to “fix up the economy”. At the time I wrote about how that language rankled me (and Russ Roberts), because the economy is not a closed-system project, and politicians who … More “Fixing” the economy: how do you “fix” an ecosystem?
What provisions might a Federal Power Act of 2009 contain? Paul Joskow offers recommendations. … More What provisions might a Federal Power Act of 2009 contain?
Falling permit prices mean that the cost of reducing carbon emissions is going down. If reducing carbon emissions is a worthy public policy goal, then attaining that goal is becoming cheaper. … More Falling carbon permit prices in Europe: Threat or menace?
Lynne Kiesling Bruce Schneier is one of the most thoughtful, knowledgeable security experts in the world, and he’s been constructively critical of the TSA’s airport policies and procedures for quite some time (so have I, but I have nothing like his expertise or his street cred). You may have seen Jeffrey Goldberg’s November 2008 Atlantic … More Airport kabuki: Bruce Schneier on “security theater”