Current Status of Bio-diesel from Algae: “Your Fishtank is Not a Goldmine.”

Michael Giberson Reporting from the National Biodiesel Conference this week in San Fransisco, Michael Kanellos writes: You can grow algae with carbon dioxide and sunlight, but that doesn’t mean it’s free. Although many believe that algae will become one of the chief feedstocks for diesel and even hydrocarbon-like fuels, growing large amounts of algae and … More Current Status of Bio-diesel from Algae: “Your Fishtank is Not a Goldmine.”

Poetry in Traffic

Michael Giberson I’ve been reading and enjoying Tom Vanderbilt’s book, Traffic, subtitled “Why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us).”  The book appeals to the “amateur traffic engineer” in me.  Maybe you have one too, a little voice in your head that clicks on when you are stuck in traffic … More Poetry in Traffic

I Can Haz Bailout?

Lynne Kiesling And while we’re on the combined where’s my bailout/stimulus skeptic/i can has cheezeburger memes, here’s my favorite custom Obamicon: I’m assuming you’ve all seen these, but in case you haven’t … Paste Magazine (a really good music magazine, BTW) started a site a while ago where you can make your own Fairey-style poster. … More I Can Haz Bailout?

Is Matt Welch My Alter Ego? I Can Haz Wit?

Lynne Kiesling Tyler Cowen has Tyrone, his alter ego. Lately I’ve really been wanting to claim Matt Welch as mine. Whether it’s economic policy by metaphor, the trillion-dollar stimulus, good news and bad news on trade, or his hilariously witty I CAN HAZ BEEMER?, Matt has been putting words to my thoughts. And he’s done … More Is Matt Welch My Alter Ego? I Can Haz Wit?

Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Government Spending Links for Today

Lynne Kiesling I’ve read a few very striking things this morning. On Tuesday at Econlog David Henderson made some comments about Russ Roberts’ commentary in Monday’s Boston Globe. Both are very good reads. David’s concise comment here reflects my thoughts: And the best two sentences: “But maybe we simply don’t have the knowledge to repair … More Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Government Spending Links for Today