The Long 20th Century

I’ve read some of Brad DeLongs stuff over the years. Might have to get his new book. Predicting beginnings and endings in history seems to be a bit arbitrary, but I do see (in my own world) an end, or at least a plateauing, of the computing and telecommunications technology cycle that probably began with the telegraph. Myself, I see clean energy as the next big wave, but who really knows?

The Economist Who Knows the Miracle Is Over

More Texas Power Grid Insanity

Not sure why I keep following the hopelessly corrupt and dysfunctional Texas Power Grid. Seems there is a law that is trying to impede the building of new power lines. These would mostly be used to get power from places it is generated, like on wind farms in the panhandle, to places where it is needed, like cities. Seems to be a move to lock in existing grid players and exclude new ones.

A Texas law banning new transmission companies may violate the US Constitution