27 Feb 2013

Anything but water

  1. Just as I thought (he who lives by the sword dies by the sword): Government controls on ethanol means that there's now too much capacity for refining corn into ethanol in the US. Since the "market" is limited to 10 percent blends, refiners are going bankrupt (there's also a funny sad description of how EPA allowed 15 percent blends, but with a formula that made the allowance useless).

  2. A recruiter gives good advice on how to get a job.

  3. Really great podcast discussing how Wall Streeters do not care about (1) economic efficiency or (2) clients in their quest to profit from excessive trading volumes and volatility -- not adding value!

  4. This blog post on the Keystone XL points out that the Keystone is neither the cause nor solution to global warming. I agree and go further: That oil is going to get to the market, one way or another. If you want to "stop" climate change, then REDUCE demand via carbon taxes.

  5. Read the "Draft Report of the Joint UNECE/Eurostat/OECD Task Force on Measuring Sustainable Development" [pdf] if you're interested in measuring or managing sustainable development!

1 comment:

Mr. Kurtz said...

There were some operational risks associated with Keystone. These have been addressed. Opposing Keystone as a way of fighting global warming makes about as much sense as trying to close supermarkets as a way of fighting obesity.

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