Things That Caught My Eye: Subsidies, Wine, Leds, Dismal Economists

Lynne Kiesling As a coda to Mike’s post yesterday regarding the CRS study of the effects of removing oil subsidies on gasoline prices, here’s Ron Bailey at Reason reminding us that ethanol subsidies are almost triple those to the oil companies, and with little to show either environmentally, economically, or energetically. Courtesy of Dr. Vino, … More Things That Caught My Eye: Subsidies, Wine, Leds, Dismal Economists

“Blended Deceit from the Nanny State”

Lynne Kiesling If you are a wine fan (oenophile if you’re feeling fancy) and you are not reading Dr. Vino regularly, you are missing a real treat. Dr. Vino is a political scientist who, in addition to having a good nose and good taste and a good palate, is an expert on the political economy … More “Blended Deceit from the Nanny State”

John Cleese’s Wine for the Confused

Lynne Kiesling Feel a bit adrift when confronted with the dizzying complexity of wine? Then John Cleese’s Wine for the Confused may help, and may make you laugh along the way.

England: Winemaking Powerhouse of the Future?

Lynne Kiesling Regardless of whether climate change is anthropogenic or not, when it happens adaptation occurs. Is one beneficial future adaptation likely to be winemaking in England? Yes, according to a Telegraph article cited by Jonathan Pearce in this Samizdata post. Stranger things have happened … And happy belated birthday to Jonathan. … More England: Winemaking Powerhouse of the Future?