Mark Perry: Gasoline Taxes vs. Exxon Profit, per Gallon

Michael Giberson With Exxon Mobil reporting $10.65 billion profits for the quarter, expect (1) news reports on the billions of dollars in profits the company is raking in even as consumers are faced with $4/gallon gasoline, followed by (2) outraged political commentary about how Exxon is profiting from consumer misery. Mark Perry, blogging at Carpe … More Mark Perry: Gasoline Taxes vs. Exxon Profit, per Gallon

A Wal-Mart long-haul truck has more intelligence in it than a typical water system

Michael Giberson At the Freakonomics blog, guest Charles Fishman explains “Why water will never be the next oil.” A sample: If you leave aside the somewhat silly world of bottled water, there has been almost no innovation in the industry of water for decades. A water facility today uses the exact same technology it did in 1973. In what … More A Wal-Mart long-haul truck has more intelligence in it than a typical water system