Here’s a list of articles that I have been reading lately:
Stephen Dubner provides the latest from the prediction markets on the midterm elections – 75% likelihood of a Republican House, while the Dems will most likely retain Senate control (however, with a substantially diminished majority).
Here’s the latest handicapping effort (on the upcoming midterm election) from the Atlantic’s Megan McArdle…
“Value-added measures have many problems, but some researchers and advocates say these teacher-evaluation tools based on student test scores, may be better than the alternative.”
“Policies designed to protect workers reduce the incentive to become better-educated.”
“The recent Treasury Department conference is further proof we will never get out of this housing mess until we are ready to face facts.”
“In the recoveries from the previous two recessions, small businesses led job creation. This time, however, small businesses aren’t hiring. Here’s why.”
“In the Wall Street Journal, George Melloan writes that inflation—or stagflation—remains the more serious danger than deflation.
“Grace-Marie Turner writes in The Wall Street Journal that a Republican Congress can help tee up the eventual repeal of President Obama’s unpopular health-care reform law.”
“How long will it take this time before governments understand that overreacting to the crisis and imposing disproved Keynesian remedies will dampen and delay economic recovery? The answer depends on the ability of free-market economists and commentators to communicate their narrative of the crisis.”
“The Wall Street Journal writes that now even liberals are denying paternity.”