Micro-hydropower potential in man-made waterways

Michael Giberson Earth Techling reports on the release of the latest report in the U.S. Department of Interior’s efforts to identify opportunities to develop small-scale hydropower projects within the DOI’s current water delivery systems in the Western United States. The goal of DOI’s project was to inventory potentially valuable locations and then invite developers to … More Micro-hydropower potential in man-made waterways

Zwolinski: “Is price gouging immoral? Should it be illegal?”

Michael Giberson Five minutes of Matt Zwolinski on price gouging (from Learn Liberty). If you think price gouging should be against the law, watch this video. Are you persuaded by Zwolinski? Let me know in the comments. MORE: Zwolinski has written serious philosophical works on price gouging,which makes the clarity of his position in the … More Zwolinski: “Is price gouging immoral? Should it be illegal?”

Smart meter cybersecurity and moral panics

Lynne Kiesling In March I wrote about Adam Thierer’s paper on technopanics — “a moral panic centered on societal fears about a particular contemporary technology” — and I argued that we should bear the moral panic phenomenon in mind when evaluating objections to smart grid technologies. In the past two weeks we’ve seen news articles … More Smart meter cybersecurity and moral panics