Friday, January 2, 2015

A strike against rent-seeking - George Will

George Will
Published Jan. 1, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The next big turning point in the net neutrality debate - The Washington Post

 December 30
On Tuesday, industry associations representing smaller telecom companies and start-ups asked the FCC to apply Title II of the Communications Act to Internet providers. Title II has become a key flash point in the net neutrality debate; advocates say that part of the law, which also governs more traditional telephone service, would give the FCC the strongest possible powers to make sure Internet providers treat all Web traffic equally. Opponents argue Title II is unnecessary and could deter Internet providers from spending money on further network upgrades.

Here’s how far every Tesla Model S can go on a single charge - The Washington Post

 December 30 at 5:46 PM
Most actual drivers aren't going to get anywhere near the kind of fuel economy described in the far left part of the chart above; you're just not going to be driving at 40 miles an hour on flat highways all the time. In EPA tests, the company came away with results more in the 200- to 300-mile range.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Republican-led panel will focus on energy and environment - The Washington Post

 December 30 at 6:00 AM
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), future chair of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced that he would form the new panel to watch over the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the departments of agriculture, energy and interior.

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