Roast Potatoes, Elinor Ostrom, Whole Foods Competitors

Michael Giberson

Some food for thought. For months and months, it seems, these three items – “Roast potatoes,” “Elinor Ostrom,” “Whole Foods competitors” – have dominated the “Top Searches” list in the Knowledge Problem site stats. We blog a lot about energy, economics, and public policy. Once in a while a bit of food or drink or music gets a brief mention. I’m beginning to wonder whether we’re giving the readers what they want.

Here we are trying to push the energy economics we think you need and, apparently, you our readers are trying to organize complex community organizations to solve common pool problems using roast potatoes purchased from high-end grocers that aren’t Whole Foods. Maybe we need a post on “pot luck dinners as a common pool resource.”