meta-creation_date: 3 November, 2003
An “essay(link to Arnold Kling’s site)”:http://arnoldkling.com/~arnoldsk/aimst5/powell.html on regulation, competition and market information by Arnold Kling that is a wonderful example of its kind. It’s brief, current and clarifies something that—although you may have little personal interest in US telecomms regulation—crystalizes notions you’ve sometimes entertained, but hadn’t articulated quite as well. An essay that expands your economic vocabulary. My one quibble: Kling calls Bush ‘mis-underestimated’. Does he mean that Bush should be more accurately underestimated? If so, I’m ready. Let’s hear it. Update: Ok. My American vocabulary is obviously pretty lousy. See AK’s explanation in the comment.
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher