Assorted Links (4/2/2010)

Here’s a list of articles that I have been reading lately:

 

Source: www.boston.com

Today is Good Friday, when Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is part of Holy Week, a series of religious holidays and observations commemorating the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Source: hbswk.hbs.edu

With the increasing emphasis by business organizations on ‘green’ initiatives for sustainability, maybe we are overlooking ways to improve the ‘sustainability’ of workers, too, says HBS professor Jim Heskett .

  • Robert Barro | FiveBooks

Source: five-books.com

The Lessons of the Great Depression There’s a strong tendency for the economy to recover on its own. A year ago governments saved their biggest banks from collapse, but now they are wondering how big really is too big.

Source: online.wsj.com

In The Wall Street Journal, John Steele Gordon writes that the only person arrested in recent days for threatening violence against a politician targeted Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House.

Source: online.wsj.com

The Wall Street Journal argues that if Congress can force you to buy insurance, Article I limits on federal power are a dead letter.

Source: www.project-syndicate.org

“At the stroke of 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, nearly a billion people in more than 120 countries demonstrated their desire to do something about global warming by switching off their lights for an hour. But the main thing that anyone accomplished by turning off the lights at nighttime for an hour was to make it harder to see”, says Bjørn Lomborg, who is the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It, head of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School.    

Source: online.wsj.com

The Wall Street Journal: One more housing bailout to prolong the market agony.

Source: www.american.com

Our financial future is darker than generally expressed through deficit numbers—way darker.

 

Source: online.wsj.com

Daniel Henninger writes in The Wall Street Journal that the resistance to ObamaCare is about a lot more than the 10th Amendment.

 

Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu

According to Wharton insurance and risk management professor Kent Smetters, inflation “destroys the value [of investments] gradually by eroding real returns over time.”

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  1. Our financial future is darker than generally expressed through deficit numbers, I agree with this statement 100%. The long terms effect of the deficet will hang over us for decades too come.

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