Assorted Links (9/23/2009)

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

Economics

Financial Crisis

Wall Street Journal: “It was leverage, not a ‘thirst’ for risk, that toppled the financial system.”

Health Care Reform

New York Times: “Researchers calculated that if deaths due to smoking were excluded, the United States would rise to the top half of the rankings for developed countries.”

Foreign Policy

Wall Street Journal: “Iran and Russia put Obama to the test last week, and he blinked twice.”

Public Policy

Wall Street Journal: “Americans believe Washington squanders half of every tax dollar.”

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