Assorted Links (4/9/2010)

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

Economics

Source: online.wsj.com

“Andrew Manshel writes in The Wall Street Journal that elite colleges have an elaborate system for deciding how much money they can squeeze out of desperate parents, and surprising ways of spending it.”

 

Source: caseymulligan.blogspot.com


“Economic theory suggests that marginal product of capital series might help predict economic growth forward one or two years, even under abnormal conditions such as wartime or depression. In some situations, …”

 
 

Foreign Policy

Source: online.wsj.com


“Fouad Ajami writes in The Wall Street Journal that Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s anti-American shift is a statement about the standing of the Obama administration in the region.”

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Does anyone really believe that our moral example will move other countries?

 

Financial Crisis and Public Policy

Source: motherjones.com


“How did Texas manage to avoid the housing bubble?” This looks like a good thesis topic to me!

Source: online.wsj.com


“The men behind the TARP bailout talk in impenetrable jargon, writes Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal.”

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