Blaming Obama for global equities drops? Really?

Lynne Kiesling Today’s global stock market correction is a humdinger, and is almost certainly the result of multiple factors — expectations of minimal impact of debt ceiling deal, tepid domestic and international manufacturing data, tepid domestic unemployment data, expectations of tepid employment data tomorrow, and what’s really the 800-pound gorilla here, the eurozone debt and … More Blaming Obama for global equities drops? Really?

Book review: Mark Pennington’s Robust Political Economy

Lynne Kiesling There’s a lot of exciting work right now in political economy at the intersection of academic scholarship and application to public policy, ranging from law to public finance to regulation to development and beyond. Mark Pennington’s Robust Political Economy is one of the most exciting, thoughtful, and valuable of the recent work in … More Book review: Mark Pennington’s Robust Political Economy

Evaporative cooling: low tech method good for Facebook’s high tech facility

Michael Giberson Earlier in the week I discovered this Household Hacker video “Flower Pot Fridge” courtesy of a Energy Circle blog post with the appealing title, “How to cool your beer without electricity!” Simple! All you need is a pair of flower pots (one slightly smaller than the other), some sand, a damp towel, and … More Evaporative cooling: low tech method good for Facebook’s high tech facility