Assorted Links (12/30/2009)

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


  • The Miser versus the Entrepreneur, by Jay Richards

“Why is Ayn Rand so popular today?”


  • Happy 99th Birthday, Ronald Coase, by Steve Landsburg
  • Keynes vs. Hayek: Late Economists’ Hip-Hop Legacy


  • Two Decades Later: Nikkei and Lessons from the Fall, by Vaclav Smil

“Twenty years ago this week, Japan’s Nikkei index reached its historic peak of 38,916. There are lessons from the fall for America and the world.”

Foreign Policy

  • 2009: The year of living fecklessly, by Charles Krauthammer

“On Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not just reject President Obama’s latest feckless floating nuclear deadline. He spat on it, declaring that Iran “will continue resisting” until the United States has gotten rid of its 8,000 nuclear warheads.”

Health Care Reform

  • The Real Consequences of Health Insurance Overhaul, by Scott Harrington

“Why we will see increased health insurance costs and a radical shift toward expanded government control of health insurance and medical care.

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