Democratic Party Promoted Libertarian Candidates

Michael Giberson Democratic candidates and party organizations sent out many mailers before the last election promoting Libertarian candidates for office. ¬†Scott Gustafson, blogging at Arizona Economics, posts the flyer promoting Libertarian candidate Michael Shoen in a race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, paid for by the Arizona Democratic Party. (Another example, … More Democratic Party Promoted Libertarian Candidates

Sunny Texas and Solar Power

Michael Giberson The Houston Chronicle reports the growing interest in Texas in still-expensive solar power: Surely some wiseacre is on record observing that there are two things Texas has plenty of: hot air and hot sun. But Texas may eventually have the last laugh. The state, which already leads the nation in turning wind into … More Sunny Texas and Solar Power

Incentives and Fake Success in Medical Research and Public Policy

Michael Giberson Al Roth quotes from an article in the Atlantic discussing the powerful incentives to publish badly done, probably false medical research dressed up as success. In a sense the problem is the same as with other academic “publish or perish” reward systems except the incentives in medical research can be much, much higher. … More Incentives and Fake Success in Medical Research and Public Policy