New York assembly candidate proposes to *really* ban zone pricing this time

Michael Giberson From Politics on the Hudson: Kaplowitz takes on Big Oil, says stronger ban on zone gasoline pricing could create a $1.3 billion “tax break” for New Yorkers. At a news conference today at 12:30 at the Shell Station in Bedford on the corner of Rt. 22 and Rt. 172, State Senate candidate Mike … More New York assembly candidate proposes to *really* ban zone pricing this time

Dynamic pricing for foodies … and for electricity?

Lynne Kiesling If you like to cook and to eat well in Chicago, you can’t avoid chef Grant Achatz (nor should you want to!). His signature restaurant, Alinea, was recently named the best restaurant in the U.S. and one of the best restaurants in the world, and he is a creative, if controversial, innovator of … More Dynamic pricing for foodies … and for electricity?

The Amazon-Macmillan ebook kerfuffle: an ode to price discrimination

Lynne Kiesling [I love the word kerfuffle] Price discrimination is the basic economics question in the current iPad-induced Amazon-Macmillan kerfuffle, even more basic than the DRM/property rights issues and the antitrust/resale price maintenance issues I discussed in my last post on the matter. Lots of people have weighed in on the subject in the past … More The Amazon-Macmillan ebook kerfuffle: an ode to price discrimination