Estimating job losses due to the deepwater drilling moratorium – was the good news simply assumed?

Michael Giberson Last week I pointed out that, “Temporary policies have temporary effects – and sometimes that is good news,” pointing to an Obama administration report that found job losses due to the temporary ban on deepwater drilling were smaller than expected. But possibly the government reached their happy results more or less by assumption … More Estimating job losses due to the deepwater drilling moratorium – was the good news simply assumed?

Queue jumping privileges for CNG-fueled taxis in Dallas

Michael Giberson Dallas has implemented a policy giving natural gas-fueled taxis rights to jump to the head of the queue at the city’s Love Field Airport. Independent cab drivers in the city are protesting. (They also filed a lawsuit. A judge has denied the drivers a temporary injunction while the case it litigated.) The privilege … More Queue jumping privileges for CNG-fueled taxis in Dallas