Assorted Links (4/9/2010)

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



“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.”



“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

  • Fouad Ajami: Afghanistan and the Decline of American Power –


“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.”


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


Financial Crisis and Public Policy


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

  • Peggy Noonan: After the Crash, a Crashing Bore –


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

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