Assorted Links (9/9/2009)

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

Economics and the Financial Crisis

Professor Zingales’ essay is compelling and provocative, and has motivated me to order his new book (with Raghuram G. Rajan) entitled Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists.

New York Times: “The fundamental result of economics is that incentives matter. These laws of economics constrain public policy dreams, but show no signs of bending or breaking.”

Wall Street Journal: “That’s like asking a thief to police himself.”


  • What the Public Thinks of Public Schools, by Paul Peterson

Wall Street Journal: “High-school graduation rates are lower today than in 1970.”

Fiscal Policy

Health Care Reform

Wall Street Journal: “The health-care address President Obama should really give to Congress.”