Assorted Links (10/7/2009)

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

Economics and the Financial Crisis

New York Times: “Economic theory casts significant doubt on the claim that public purchases of bank equity would cause banks to lend more. Now the government’s own watchdog confirms the theory.”

Health Care Reform

  • The Lesson of State Health-Care Reforms, by Peter Suderman

Wall Street Journal: “The major provisions of ObamaCare already have been tried. They’ve led to increased costs and reduced access to care.”

Law and Religion

  • War Memorials and the Constitution, by Ted Cruz and Kelly Shackelford

Wall Street Journal: “Does the First Amendment really prohibit a cross on public land?”


  • Nobel Awarded for Harnessing Light, by Kenneth Chang

New York Times: “Three Americans won the physics prize for work in technologies used in digital photography and fiber optics.”