Assorted Links (8/24/2009)

Here’s a list of articles that I have been reading today (organized by topic):

Economics and Public Policy

Health Care Reform

  • Obamacare’s Inevitable Logic, by John Stossel
  • The Competition Cure
    WSJ: “A better idea to make health insurance affordable everywhere.”
  • Obama vs. Mathematics, by Jagadeesh Gokhale and Kent Smetters
    Cato Institute: “Even a popular president like Barack Obama cannot win arguments against two forces: God and mathematics. While the president has openly shared his reverence for the former, he has decided to take on the latter. It’s a fight that he will lose.”

Math and Statistics

Miscellaneous

  • Ghostly Companions, by Micheal Ybarra
    WSJ: “Survivors of extreme situations—on Everest and elsewhere—credit the help of a ‘third man’ who is not there.”
  • In flight, from the Boston Globe’s “Big Picture” blogsite
    Boston Globe: “Collected here are recent photographs of various flying machines in action or on display around the world.”

Political economy

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