Assorted Links (4/8/2010)

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

Economics and Public Policy

Source: online.wsj.com

“In The Wall Street Journal, Leslie Hook and Joseph Sternberg say that the Obama administration’s latest crusade, to prevent the use of unpaid interns, is a mistake that will harm opportunities for young men and women looking for a leg up in the work force.”

  • Daniel Henninger: Joblessness: The Kids Are Not Alright – WSJ.com

Source: online.wsj.com


“In The Wall Street Journal, Dan Henninger asks if Obama’s economic policies have sent the U.S. toward European levels of youth unemployment.”

Source: caseymulligan.blogspot.com


“Labor unions are among President Obama’s political allies, and were actors in the story of the demise of General Motors. But I do not yet see much evidence that their influence on private-sector outcomes has become more significant.”

Economics and Culture

Source: online.wsj.com

“While it’s unclear just how many Extreme Makeover families have run into financial difficulty, the show’s producers say they are aware of the problem and are making a change appropriate to current economic reality: downsizing.”

Source: online.wsj.com


“Some recipients of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition homes end up in trouble once the cameras leave town. Here are five family’s tales.”

Source: www.reuters.com


FORT WASHINGTON, Md (Reuters) – By the time thousands of parishioners stream into the 3,000-seat Ebenezer AME Church on Easter Sunday, church leaders hope to have something else to celebrate: financial revival.

Financial Crisis

Source: jeffreymiron.com

“Lewis’s main message is that Wall Street engaged in reckless and dishonest behavior by leveraging and mispresenting unimaginable amounts of risky, subprime debt.”

Source: www.theatlantic.com

“The Government Accountability Office has a report out today on the unfunded liabilities of the GM and Chrysler pensions.”

 

Health Care Reform

Source: www.american.com


“The healthcare insurance mandate is unconstitutional. But don’t expect the Supreme Court to rule it so.”

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