Does anyone care about oil and gas reserves reports included in year-end financial statements?

While it may be good for the SEC to revise its petroleum reserves reporting rules for other reasons, it won’t provide much in the way of help to investors. By the time the official version of reserves estimates is issued it is old news. Research by Richard Miller confirms this conclusion. … More Does anyone care about oil and gas reserves reports included in year-end financial statements?

Smart grid rhetoric at yesterday’s clean energy summit

Lynne Kiesling [UPDATED to add live link to NPR story} NPR just ran a story on yesterday’s clean energy summit in Washington DC. The event was organized by Senator Harry Reid and included such luminaries as Boone Pickens, Bill Clinton, and Al Gore, in addition to political representatives such as Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Secretary … More Smart grid rhetoric at yesterday’s clean energy summit

An economic history lesson on fiscal responsibility

Lynne Kiesling At the Atlantic’s newish business web site, Greg Clark has a very good post on the history of government spending in Britain. He starts in the early post-Magna Carta period: In England, for example, from the Magna Carta of 1215 until the Glorious Revolution of 1689, public debt was always tiny — a … More An economic history lesson on fiscal responsibility