Thomas Friedman Wants to Make the Policy Trains Run on Time

Michael Giberson Astonishing. What Thomas Friedman wrote in the New York Times, that is. One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people … it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies… Astonishing, because while … More Thomas Friedman Wants to Make the Policy Trains Run on Time

OPEC, CFTC, and the International Oil Market

Michael Giberson Will the CFTC regulatory actions increase the market power of OPEC? As OPEC prepares to meet this evening in Vienna, the usual pre-meeting chatter arises: what will they do? what should they do? does it matter what they do? This time around, though, interest in whether the CFTC’s actions may enhance OPEC power. … More OPEC, CFTC, and the International Oil Market

Shane Greenstein on Remote Connectivity

Lynne Kiesling My colleague Shane Greenstein does very interesting work on industrial organization and networks in Internet-related industries. These insights also bubble up when he is reflecting on his personal experience in his recent family holiday travels, as related on his blog. Here he relates what they found on their recent travels to northern Wyoming, … More Shane Greenstein on Remote Connectivity