Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Energy (Sub)Burble

Check this out from Krugmania... Keep in mind this is about Sydney, not Dallas, but it tells us a lot about the problems of urban planning in the US. Then there's this article about Los Angeles... Sooo, it got me thinking about an energy-economics article from a few years ago in the Quarterly Review of Economics & Finance (I have it in my office but I'm on the road now) that basically said that we are almost completely unresponsive in our long-term capital investments to the current price of fuel, but more responsive to the real historic high price. We only hit historic highs for gasoline a few months ago, so sometime in the next 10-15 years we might be beginning to reorganize our lives to manage the prices we're seeing now (and that's the good news...).

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