Assorted Links (1/4/2010)

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


“Economists are often cheapskates.”

The Economy

“A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game.”

Financial Crisis

  • Error vs. Fraud, by Alex Pollock

“How do groups of intelligent, sophisticated bankers, investors, borrowers, entrepreneurs, and traders find themselves caught together in the recurring bubbles and busts?“

Highly Recommended

“It was a year of Hope — at first in the sense of “I feel hopeful!” and later in the sense of “I hope this year ends soon!””

Public Policy

“America’s experiment with banning alcohol created problems that persist to this day.”


“President Obama doesn’t need an investigation to figure out how Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab got on a Detroit-bound plane.”