How patents stifle innovation, Honeywell edition

Lynne Kiesling In the comments on Mike’s post yesterday about the Honeywell patent lawsuit against Nest, Ed asks in the comments how it is that patents stifle innovation rather than promote it. The theoretical answer is that, as a government-granted monopoly, patents embed both incentives — at the margin they increase the incentive to create … More How patents stifle innovation, Honeywell edition

Will the gas boom go bust?

Michael Giberson Over at the Oil Drum appears an article under the heading, “Gas Boom Goes Bust.” The author compiles many data charts – big picture, close-up, long run and short, etc. – quotes a few other writers and a few headlines, and eventually arrives at this conclusion: The bottom line is that natural gas … More Will the gas boom go bust?