Assorted Links (12/11/2009)

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

Financial Crisis and Public Policy

  • Wall Street Reform Hits Main Street, by Gregory Zerzan

“A bill in the House threatens to impose a massive tax on America’s most successful companies by subjecting them to bank-style regulation.”

“Based on what we now know about AIG, it’s unclear ‘too big to fail’ institutions are in fact too big to fail.”

Health Care Reform

Apparently not, and for some rather surprising reasons, according to Ms. McArdle.  Also, as is evident from this graphic from her article, the rate of change in the trendlines for and against has begun (since November) to increase at “alarming” rates…

  • ObamaCare Keeps Falling in the Polls, by John Fund

“A business ad campaign could turn the tide even in the House.”


  • ObamaJobs: Uncle Sam’s Hiring Hall, by Daniel Henninger

“The U.S. can’t have new entrepreneurs and tax them too.”

  • Obama Moves Toward Center Stage, by Peggy Noonan

“If he’s going to bow to something, it might as well be reality.”