Assorted Links (9/12/2009)

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

Economics and the Financial Crisis

University of Chicago economics professor Casey Mulligan calculates that the cost per job year for the jobs that the Obama administration claims have been “saved” as a result of last January’s stimulus package comes to $1.2 million, and that through June of 2009, we had spent $100 billion to supposedly raise GDP (according to the Obama administration’s own estimates) a mere $20.3 billion.

Health Care Reform

Investors Business Daily : “The day after President Obama’s impassioned speech for big-government health care, Wall Street bet heavily that the so-called government-insurance option he supports is dead.” 


  • Remembering September 11th, from the Boston Globe’s “Big Picture” blogsite