When Emergencies Force Taboo Tradeoffs

Michael Giberson Robin Hanson observes that prospects are not promising for health-case cost containment, in part due to a normal reluctance to give up on sacred values in exchange for money.  I wonder if this same psychological factor is activated in emergency conditions which present opportunities to trade the sacred for cash, and if it … More When Emergencies Force Taboo Tradeoffs

How Do Plug-in Vehicles Connect with Cafe Regulation?

Michael Giberson The New York Times describes one of the hazards of doing new things: your new thing may not fit neatly into existing regulatory category. A case in point: Two new cars that can be recharged electrically are creating a puzzle for the Environmental Protection Agency, which must rate the “fuel economy” of passenger … More How Do Plug-in Vehicles Connect with Cafe Regulation?