A Conservation Dilemma

Should the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (aka the Sand Dune Lizard), a 3-inch striped reptile, be listed under the Endangered Species Act? Here is the problem. The home of the Sand Dune Lizard is also the ho…

"Deficit Bias"

If anyone asks you about the “fiscal woes” facing the U.S., Japan and the EU, just say, “deficit bias.” The 13th Geneva Report on the World Economy explains “deficit bias…

Driving Costs

Describing traffic policy in several European cities, the NY Times tells of poorly synchronized green lights, congestion pricing, auto-free zones. When drivers are inconvenienced, there are fewer cars…

Will Power and Wealth

Observing young children, scientists believe they can predict certain adult outcomes. One classic study from the 1960s involved delayed gratification.  A child and a single marshmallow were left …

Economic Insight

Have you ever looked at “The 3 Little Pigs” through an economic lens? Referring to the third little pig, Harvard economist Edward Glaeser suggests the fairy tale is about investing wisely.…

Wind Farms

What if peak wind for your wind farm equals peak demand? Good? Not necessarily. The key is timing. According to a NY Times article, certain wind installations have to “dump energy late at n…

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