Assorted Links (9/17/2009)

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

Behavioral Economics

Energy

Wall Street Journal: “We’re about to destroy the environment in the name of saving it.”

Financial Crisis

Wall Street Journal: “The data show government transfers and rebates have not increased consumption at all.”

Health Care Reform

Religion

New York Times: “Americans aren’t sure they know how to talk to God. Fortunately, there is plenty of instruction available.”

    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.”