Assorted Links (2/3/2010)

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

Economics and Public Policy

  • How to Destroy American Jobs, by Matthew Slaughter

“Obama’s proposals for increasing the tax burden on U.S.-based multinationals would harm our most dynamic companies.”

“…Paul Calello, the head of Credit Suisse’s investment bank, and Wilson Ervin, its former chief risk officer, propose a new process for resolving failing banks.”

  • Stop! (from The Economist)

“The size and power of the state is growing, and discontent is on the rise.”

Foreign Policy

  • Where Is America in Asia’s Future?, by Claude Barfield

“Recent events and trends within Asia may well portend a stepped up pace for Asian regionalism—and heightened danger that the United States will find itself on the outside looking in.“


  • How to Make a Weak Economy Worse, by Amity Shlaes

“FDR’s war against business showed that a president must choose between retribution and economic recovery.”

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