Intrusive TSA searches create profit opportunity for Adidas

Lynne Kiesling A concise public choice analysis of the distortionary economic rents created by the ever-increasing “layers” of TSA security theater, as reported today on the Wired gadget blog: Airport “security” theater may be sickeningly pointless, but this stealthy introduction to a police state brings certain commercial advantages to those willing to cash in. First, … More Intrusive TSA searches create profit opportunity for Adidas

Faruqui and Toney debate smart meters and dynamic pricing

Michael Giberson Dr. Ahmad Faruqui of The Brattle Group and Dr. Mark Toney of TURN discuss dynamic pricing for retail electric customers in a February 17, 2011 event in San Francisco. Part 1: Part 2 Q&A: I’ve only had time to watch a bit of this, but with Faruqui and Toney the program is self-recommending … More Faruqui and Toney debate smart meters and dynamic pricing

Zone pricing ban proposal advances in Connecticut, zone price ban law in New York still not working

Michael Giberson Gasoline consumers in well-off Fairfield County, CT, pay gasoline prices that tend to be higher than prices in the rest of the state. The consumers don’t like it. State legislators representing the region believe the issue is “zone pricing,” a practice by gasoline wholesalers which sets wholesale prices to different levels in different … More Zone pricing ban proposal advances in Connecticut, zone price ban law in New York still not working