Monday, September 22, 2008

Stuff I've Read Today

WSJ and the political difficulties regarding bailouts.
WSJ: more on Obama's politicking on the financial crisis.
Becker explains the financial crisis.
Posner talks about the role of government during this crisis.
Smith has an excellent summary of the problems with bailouts (HT Mankiw).
Kling writes an open letter to Bernanke.
Stephenson on Obama's implicit belief that all that we own is government's property.
Selva Brasilis on how the Bolivian political chaos has spread to the Brazilian border, and the role of the Foro de São Paulo in this mess (in Portuguese).
Shikida on central planning and why Himmler mandated the use of bike reflectors in Nazi Germany (in Portuguese).

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