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Try selling this as a recovery

  Link from the Greg Mankiw blog.

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Offshore Money, Taxes And Obama Apologists

In the survival-of-the-fittest environment of blogging economists, a revealing story unfolded. What began as a practical lesson in corporate finance, ended up highlighting the hypocrisy of a key Obama cheerleader who is all for higher taxes, as long as others … Continue reading

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How Expensive Will The Nanny State Become?

One of the best blogging academic economists — Greg Mankiw — gives his perspective on the federal health care takeover: In the end, while I understood the arguments in favor of the bill, I could not support it. In part, … Continue reading

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A Few Observations #2

Rich Lowry on why Obama passed on commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall: Obama famously made a speech in Berlin during last year’s campaign, but at an event devoted to celebrating himself as the apotheosis of world hopefulness. He … Continue reading

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Blogging Economists: The No Clear Win Zone

Welcome to The Show: The Blogosphere in 2009 – the greatest economics discussion group that could possibly be imagined. As if the wealth of information available wasn’t enough, the Eco Gods threw in a financial crisis to spice it up. … Continue reading

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The Mismatch of the Century: Spin vs Video

Are you going to believe a bunch of grainy old videos taken on camera phones by the type of people who attend speeches and seminars about Health Care policy — which the White House does not denied their authenticity — … Continue reading

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What if They Don’t Know How to Fix This?

The ‘they’ in the post title are economists. While there always many schools of thought, the amazing thing about this current financial crisis is that we are truly in uncharted territory. Two of the most influential economist bloggers are admitting … Continue reading

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Auto Industry Bailout Debate

The chart comes by way of Greg Mankiw’s blog It’s fascinating to watch the auto industry bailout debate unfold. I have a natural aversion to arguments designed to pull at my heart strings, so if I see any version of … Continue reading

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Robbers Caught on [CSPAN] Video

I guess this is what lawyers call ‘evidence.’ It’s the equivalent of having a video of John Wilkes Booth sneaking through Ford’s Theater and having him stop to face the camera and slowly state his name and birthdate [5/10/1838] Tom … Continue reading

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Rescue Plan as Viewed by Economists

Forget Congress for now, whatever emerges there is a compromise of the least objectionable ideas. I’m curious about how the intelligentsia views what is occurring. The most respected university in economics is the University of Chicago. Economists there took the … Continue reading

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