How Technology Will Defeat Terrorism

Mark P. Mills and Peter W. Huber
City Journal

In transit across Manhattan on any given day are some 4 million letters, 3 million people, half a million motor vehicles and their contents, and half a million parcels—any of which may be carrying something lethal. Step by step, cities like New York must now learn to watch and track everything that moves. Airport screening is coming to much of the rest of civilian life; but it will have to be much smoother, faster, more accurate screening than airports have today, or life will just grind to a halt.

No Limits: Energy and Technology

Peter W. Huber & Mark P. Mills The materials and quantum phenomena that brought us digital information are now ushering in a new age of digital power. They extract, process, and use energy in altogether new ways. They pack far more power, into far less space. They control high-power streams of electrons and photons at…

Deregulation Will Survive Enron

Mark Mills and Peter Huber
Wall Street Journal

Messrs. Mills and Huber are co-authors of the Digital Power Report. Mr. Huber is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Enron got one thing right. New technology is dramatically changing the energy business, especially electricity. Unfortunately for its investors, the new technology isn't the one Enron championed.

How Cities Green the Planet

Peter W. Huber & Mark P. Mills
City Journal

Think of the skyscraper as America's great green gift to the planet. It packs more people onto less land, which leaves more wilderness undisturbed in other places, where the people aren't. The city gets Wall Street, Saks, the Met, and the Times Square crowds, which leaves more flyover country for bison and cougars. It's Saul Steinberg'scelebrated New Yorker cover, painted green.

Got a Computer? More Power to You

Peter Huber and Mark Mills

It takes electrons to move bits. The digital economy, which most everyone loves, is completely dependent on the big central power plant, which most everyone hates. This is, or ought to be, an inconvenient fact for many politicians. Especially for those who would take credit for our digital prosperity, while opposing, on save-the-earth grounds, just about every fuel and technology that can deliver affordable power in the quantities that the digital economy requires.