Got your creative destruction right here, and what a gale of it

Lynne Kiesling The ever-interesting Alexis Madrigal notes that Motorola and RIM called; they want to go back to 2004 and try again. Do they ever! Remember the first RAZR flip phone (in pink, even!) and the power image associated with being tethered to your Crackberry? And the profits for Motorola and RIM that accompanied them? … More Got your creative destruction right here, and what a gale of it

Links to Adler guest posts at The Atlantic, and a related Stavins post

Lynne Kiesling As a follow-up to my earlier post on Jonathan Adler’s first two guest posts at The Atlantic: Jonathan has helpfully compiled links to all five of his guest posts in one handy-dandy location. Here they are: – Property Rights and the Tragedy of the Commons – Property Rights and Fishery Conservation – How … More Links to Adler guest posts at The Atlantic, and a related Stavins post

Jonathan Adler on common-pool resources

Lynne Kiesling Case Western law professor Jonathan Adler (someone to whom I link frequently here) is guest blogging for Megan McArdle at the Atlantic right now, and he’s sharing some valuable insights from his research in environmental and administrative law. His first post lays a foundation by summarizing and analyzing Garrett Hardin’s seminal “tragedy of … More Jonathan Adler on common-pool resources

From the upside down market view of Houston Chronicle columnist Loren Steffy

Michael Giberson Loren Steffy, business columnist at the Houston Chronicle, is frequently a sensible guy. But his writing gig seems to require him to announce the sky is falling on a regular basis, so you have got to be a little careful when reading him. What else can you say about a column that cites … More From the upside down market view of Houston Chronicle columnist Loren Steffy

New Jersey solar installers seek “Endless Summer” at ratepayer expense

Michael Giberson A crisis is coming for the New Jersey solar power installation industry. Stringent solar power purchase requirements imposed on electric utilities (i.e. on electric utility ratepayers) has turned the state into the nation’s second largest for solar power capacity installed, behind only sunny California. But now that installed capacity is sufficient to meet … More New Jersey solar installers seek “Endless Summer” at ratepayer expense

Markets promote a tolerant and pluralist civil society

Lynne Kiesling It’s a little disturbing how often I feel like Steve Horwitz has inhabited my brain and articulated my thoughts, and I am really glad that he does, because he is much more articulate in doing so than I am. His Freeman column today is an example, highlighting Hayek’s vision of a tolerant and … More Markets promote a tolerant and pluralist civil society

Green urban infrastructure can save green(backs)

Lynne Kiesling Some of the best environmental projects also save money. This post at The Atlantic’s Cities blog highlights urban green infrastructure such as permeable pavement projects, including a recent study finding that they can also be economical: Looking at 479 case studies of green infrastructure projects around the U.S., the report finds that the … More Green urban infrastructure can save green(backs)

Virginia Postrel on Delta’s refinery purchase

Lynne Kiesling Just a quick note to accompany the discussion in the comments on Mike’s post about Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, and fuel price hedging: a couple of weeks ago Virginia Postrel had a very good analysis of the reasons why the Delta-Conoco transaction is not a good idea, in her regular column at Bloomberg … More Virginia Postrel on Delta’s refinery purchase