Monthly Archives: May 2007

Sudan Versus Coca-Cola

Sudan threatens to cut of Coke’s gum arabic supply.
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Europe’s Cap-and-Trade System Did Work, After All

Europe’s carbon emissions have been reduced by its cap-and-trade system.
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Okonjo-Iweala and Zoellick on Video

Okonjo-Iweala is magnetic. Zoellick, not so much.
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Glenn Hubbard: Not Far From a Carbon Tax

Mark
Thoma
, tongue only slightly in cheek, wants Glenn Hubbard and Greg Mankiw
to duke it out on carbon taxes versus cap-and-trade:
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How Car Mileage Demonstrates Problems With a Carbon Tax

Cars now struggle to achieve the mileage of 20 years ago.
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Where Does the US Economy Go From Here?

With the S&P 500 hitting all-time highs, I’m sanguine.
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How to Reduce Congestion: Build More Roads?

Building more roads might (or might not) reduce congestion. But mass transit allows much higher population densities, and a city with a high population density will be more vibrant, more economically productive, and more environmentally friendly.
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Unpacking Mohamed El-Erian’s Investment Strategy

The three pillars of Mohamed El-Erian’s investment strategy.
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Three Answers from Charles Komanoff on Carbon Taxes

Charles Komanoff, of the Carbon Tax Center, responds to my questions.
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Is Google-DoubleClick a Monopoly?

The key monopoly here is the one on information about users’ web-browsing habits: what they search for, what sites they visit, what ads they click on.
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