Assorted Links (11/24/2009)

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


  • Obamanomics, by Jeffrey Miron

“Harvard economics guru beaks down Obamas’ income redistribution plan.”

Health Care Reform

  • The Other Senate Maverick, by William McGurn

“Joe Lieberman is a party apostate on health care.”

“Like all great public issues, the health care debate is fundamentally about values, about whether we have a moral preference for vitality or security.”

Highly Recommended

  • Happy Franksgiving, by Melanie Kirkpatrick

“How FDR tried, and failed, to change a national holiday.”

  • The Desolate Wilderness, by Nathaniel Morton

“A chronicle (written in 1620) of the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth, as recorded by Nathaniel Morton, keeper of the records of Plymouth Colony, based on the account of William Bradford, sometime governor thereof.”

Public Policy

  • Homebuyer Tax Credits Threaten the FHA, by Robert Pozen

“Funding a down payment with the credit increases the odds the buyer will default.”

Risk & Uncertainty

  • The Uncertainty Economy

“Nurturing a fragile economic recovery into a durable expansion requires policies that restore public confidence and reassure investors, risk-takers and employers. The Democratic agenda is doing precisely the opposite, which is how you get subpar growth and fewer new jobs.”