If Paul Krugman Was So Right
September 3, 2009 8:00 PM Subscribe
How Did Economists Get It So Wrong? - The Great Recession was the result not only of lax regulation in Washington and reckless risk-taking on Wall Street but also of faulty theorizing in academia. Can economists learn from their mistakes? (via mr & ev)
- Government as Risk Manager
- Keynesian reforms could stop us falling into more economic foxholes
- On the "Course" to a New Normal
- "Because I Said So..."
- Too much of a very good thing
- U.K. Wants Bank Buffers, Not Bonuses
- Making Greed Good
- Greed & The Other Seven Deadly Sins
- White House to Propose Big Reserves at Banks
- It's not the regulators, it's the politicians
- The systemic threat posed by megabanks
- Shrinking banks
- All Those Arrows
- Fool's Gold
- The Value Every Business Needs to Create Now
- What good is finance?
- What Is Finance, Really?
- The Nature of Modern Finance
- Can We Afford Health Care Reform? We Can't Afford Not to Do It.
- Why Paying for Health Care Reform Is Difficult and Essential
- Health Care Lie #493: Rationing
- Examining the Public Option in Health Care Reform
- The Divisions in the White House Over Health-Care Reform - "hinge on Sen. Olympia Snowe"
- What Leverage Do Republicans Have on Olympia Snowe?
- Health Insurers vs. Big Corn? - "[If] health insurers can no longer pick and choose their clients, and throw sick people out, they will develop a much stronger interest in prevention, which is to say, in changing the way America feeds itself. When health insurers realize they will make thousands more in profits for every case of type II diabetes they can prevent, they will develop a strong interest in things like corn subsidies, local food systems, farmer's markets, school lunch, public health campaigns about soda, etc."
- The Rotten Core - "Late empires are known for several things: a self-obsessed, self-serving governing class, small over-reaching wars that bankrupt the Treasury, debt that balloons until retreat from global power becomes not a choice but a necessity, and a polity unable to address reasonably any of these questions - or how the increasing corruption of the media enables them all."
- $9 trillion -- what, me worry?
- Obama on Bernanke - "his 'bold, persistent experimentation' has brought our economy back"
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