What I learned from… Rod Dacombe

Rod Dacombe (2011) Can we argue against it? Performance management and state funding of voluntary organizations in the UK. Public Money & Management, 31(3), 159-166. Say you volunteer to help an old lady carrying groceries from the store. Should she thank you if you drag the bags across the street and break everything that she…

Are some taxes better than others?

I normally do not like to even mention articles in company blogs because they are necessarily biased. After all, they’re marketing. But take a look at this article: Stranded assets: do they have a future? The post was written by Bruce Menzies, who is the Chairman and co-founder of PAL, an UK based company that…

Overcoming our OPEC obsession

The articles that I want to highlight relate to a discussion that raged on in several energy- and oil-related outlets this week: are OPEC’s cuts working? Before that, a small background. We don’t know what the price of oil would be right now without the cuts but prices did increase slightly from the point cuts…

The ‘right’ and climate change

I have been getting very interesting climate-related articles from ‘right-wing’ sources. Certainly more than the usual. This week I want to pay particular attention to two of them. The first is a piece by Tim Worstall on the Adam Smith Institute’s blog about Shell’s divestment from oil sands and the subsequent call for carbon pricing.…