Health care economics tidbits: Mackey, New York Times, Horwitz

Lynne Kiesling One great thing about being on holiday out of the country is that I have blissfully been spared the annoying, politicized, and frequently wrong-headed and vapid health care policy discussions and media coverage thereof. I read John Mackey’s WSJ editorial with his health care policy recommendations, the top three of which being: • Equalize … More Health care economics tidbits: Mackey, New York Times, Horwitz

Give it away now: Wind power and the price of electricity

Michael Giberson Forbes recently ran a story by Jonathon Farey, “Wind Power’s Weird Effect,” about how sometimes high wind power output and limited transmission capability combine to produce wholesale power prices dropping to zero or below.  (Of course regular readers here have been aware of the issue at least since last November.) Much more informative … More Give it away now: Wind power and the price of electricity

Appliance sales to get ‘cash for clunkers’ boost?

Michael Giberson In the news, reports of a “cash for clunkers” program for major appliances: USA Today: Appliances get their own recycled clunkers programs; Business Week:  Latest in Stimulus: ‘Cash for Refrigerators’; Associated Press: Meltdown 101: Government cash for green appliances. From Business Week: Beginning late this fall, the program authorizes rebates of $50 to … More Appliance sales to get ‘cash for clunkers’ boost?