More on Michael Sandel, justice and price gouging

Michael Giberson Yesterday I commented on Michael Sandel’s book, Justice, and on his discussion of price gouging.  I hoped that Sandel would go deeper into his ideas about justice and price gouging, but the book’s index suggests that the introductory chapter is all he has to offer specifically on price gouging. In re-reading parts of … More More on Michael Sandel, justice and price gouging

Energy Secretary Steven Chu: Not exactly making friends and influencing people

Michael Giberson From WSJ Environmental Capital: When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons. Speaking on the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington, Dr. Chu said he didn’t think average folks … More Energy Secretary Steven Chu: Not exactly making friends and influencing people

Life imitates art: Nissan to give electric car a “beautiful and futuristic” noise

Michael Giberson From the LA Times car culture blog Up to Speed: A campaign backed by automakers and some lawmakers to make electric or hybrid cars noisier in a bid to increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists has taken a strange, “Blade Runner”-type twist. Nissan sound engineers have announced that the Leaf electric car set … More Life imitates art: Nissan to give electric car a “beautiful and futuristic” noise