Blog Archives: July 2012

July 2012

June's storm-caused outages in the mid-Atlantic states produced calls for "undergrounding" of distribution lines.  Undergrounding is a possible, partial solution to outages, particularly where residents wish to retain their tree canopies.  But debates on undergrounding should probe at least two questions:

July 2012

In response to my Monthly Essay in July 2012 , (“Federal–State Relations:  A Plea for Constitutional Literacy”), Bill Julian, Esq., states:

I would slightly amend the topic—'legal' literacy rather than 'constitutional' literacy—because the difficult problems are ultimately about how to read the law, including the statutes, not just the Constitution.  

July 2012

A colleague in another field bemoaned her career’s uphill battle, trying to persuade with facts and logic when so many people base preferences on faith and ideology.  In regulation, we're lucky.  Since regulation is about performance, there's not much room for faith and ideology.  Potholes get filled, transmission lines strung, and cell towers built because of facts and logic.