Geoff Styles on the CFTC’s desire to fix up energy futures markets

Michael Giberson Geoff Styles: Speculation Witch Hunt? He says he thinks “the CFTC and its supporters in Congress and the administration are barking up the wrong tree, altogether, based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the markets.” the current determination to clamp down on speculation appears to be based on two hypotheses that are … probably … More Geoff Styles on the CFTC’s desire to fix up energy futures markets

This year for the Tour I’m in the Vande Velde/Garmin cheering section

Lynne Kiesling Every year the KP Spouse and I pick a favorite rider and team in the Tour de France, and to keep things interesting we don’t pick the same rider and team (this is a household where we deliberately cheer for different English Premiere League and NHL teams too …). While we share in … More This year for the Tour I’m in the Vande Velde/Garmin cheering section

Health care policy, individual consumption portfolios, and liberty

Lynne Kiesling Two posts I’ve read this morning about health care resonate for me in combination. The first was Russ Roberts’ discussion of his conversation with a new Walmart employee about wages and benefits, where he notes that I didn’t get to ask her if she had health care coverage at either job. But the … More Health care policy, individual consumption portfolios, and liberty

Sources and uses of electric power consumed in the United States

Michael Giberson From the Annual Energy Review by the Energy Information Administration (a unit of the U.S. Department of Energy), a chart showing the sources and uses of electric power: Via Lou Grinzo at the Energy Collective. Click through on the chart to see a larger version (or get the PDF) from EIA. The chart … More Sources and uses of electric power consumed in the United States