Those Leaked Emails, and the Politicization of Climate Science

Lynne Kiesling If you have not been following the story of leaked emails and documents from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit after their computers were hacked, Maggie Koerth-Baker’s Boing Boing post provides an overview with lots of supporting links. A couple of good overview stories are from the Economist’s most recent issue … More Those Leaked Emails, and the Politicization of Climate Science

Is Florida Agency Price Gouging or Just Charging What the Market Will Bear?

Michael Giberson Last year thousands of Florida consumers called the state to complain about price gouging on gasoline after Hurricane Ike.  This year, hoteliers, gas stations, and other business owners are saying they are being price gouged by the Florida Department of Transportation.  The issue: the fee the state charges business owners who wish to … More Is Florida Agency Price Gouging or Just Charging What the Market Will Bear?

Appliance Sales to Get ‘cash for Clunkers’ Boost? (2)

Michael Giberson In August we took note of stories indicating that appliance sales were going to get a “cash for clunkers”-like boost.  James Hamilton at Econbrowser offers updated discussion, links, and commentary: Here is the description of the program from the Energy Department (hat tip: King Banaian): In late 2009 or early 2010, you may … More Appliance Sales to Get ‘cash for Clunkers’ Boost? (2)