The Future Electric Grid
Mark P. Mills
- We hear increasingly that technology is making today’s electric utility model ‘obsolete’ and will put its companies into a ‘death spiral.’ Is it possible that so much has changed so quickly?
California’s Chicken Law and the Commerce Clause
- The country is awash in legislative efforts to increase regulation of agriculture, but only California has had the chutzpah to impose the preferences of that state’s voters on the rest of the country.
Regulating Our Way to Freedom?
- A new Congress may be tempted to add a new layer of regulation to the Internet.
Inequality and the Sergey Brin Effect
Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz
- To understand what’s driving inequality in America, it helps to study the founder of Google.
- Three entrepreneurs are hoping to combat the world’s worst environmental and humanitarian crisis.
FCC vs. Innovation
- Not too many years ago, it seemed that fast-moving technology would happily put the government’s top communications regulator out of business. Why hasn’t it happened?
The Internet of Things
- Your cell phone camera can tell you all about a product. Is this an ephemeral gimmick or a great business? Time and the market will tell, writes NICK SCHULZ.
Start Your (Financial) Engines
- Small investors buy high, sell low, and pay too little attention to expenses. But a Web-based firm, started by a Nobel Prize-winning economist, is trying to help them.
Revenge of the Frosh-Seeking Robots
- The smartest college kids are rushing to major in economics. NICK SCHULZ shows how Microsoft is trying to lure them back to computer science.
Hot Rocks, Cool Technology
- Greener than wind or solar, geothermal energy gets little attention—even though, as Nick Schulz writes, it could provide 2,000 times our current power needs.