Assorted Links (10/13/2009)

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

Economics

  • Parsing the intellectual contributions of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics laureates, Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson.

The day after the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics was announced, there are all sorts of interesting commentaries emerging that parse the intellectual contributions of the new laureates, Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson (including commentaries from past winners of the Prize):

Game Theory

Health Care Reform

Policy wonk Keith Hennessey offers a critical assessment concerning both the content and political economy of AHIP’s (America’s Health Insurance Plans) controversial PricewaterhouseCoopers research report.

Politics

“The committee didn’t recognize Truman, after all.”

Science

“The work being done by members of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society isn’t dehumanizing at all, and it is leading to a host of revelations about how people interact.”

Science and Religion

“Seldom do we act as if life has no moral component.”

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