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…

Hidden energy articles — A final note about the surge of interest in free market environmentalism

I have previously highlighted articles that show an increasing interest in cleaner energy/environment within pro-market circles that used to be fairly dismissive of such things. I’ll be moving on to other topics, but I wanted to close by bringing attention to the following article: ‘Clean Energy‘, by David Battersby on the Adam Smith Institute’s blog.…

Hidden energy articles — 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…

Hidden energy articles — 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.…