Assorted Links (9/13/2009)

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

Economics and the Financial Crisis

New York Times: “The Lehman Brothers failure caused a panic that spurred Congress to approve the $700 billion bailout.”

New York Times: “In the aftermath of the financial crisis, many experts want formulas for risk that look at human behavior and how it can change rapidly.”

Health Care Reform

New York Times: “Hopes for a public insurance program are faltering in the face of opposition from the insurance and health care industries and conflicting signals from the White House.”

Science

New York Times: “Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler say your friends — and even your friends’ friends — can make you quit smoking, eat too much or get happy. A look inside the emerging science of social contagion.”

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