Assorted links

by on April 6, 2009 at 8:21 am in Web/Tech | Permalink

1. Transcript of Bob Lucas talk, with eminent questioners and, at one point, Bob Lucas falling down the stairs.

2. Bloggingheads.TV between Mark Thoma and Scott Sumner.

3. What Larry Summers learned at a hedge fund.

4. Lesswrong, a rationality blog, with guest posts by Robin Hanson.

5. Markets in everything: a pro al Qaeda magazine, from North Carolina, in English.

1 Dirk April 6, 2009 at 8:29 am

Mark Thoma is so reasonable and pragmatic in that diavlog, and favors active fiscal policy. Smart guy.

2 Andrew April 6, 2009 at 9:35 am

That should read “Markets in Everything: Thought Leader Integrity Edition”

3 rcyran April 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm

I think we can safely assume the NY Times author included that vignette because it is so transparently fake.

4 improbable April 6, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Commenterlein: you’re missing that someone else was made idle by the reduced spending of the taxpayers. The money that would have gone to the baker is siphoned through the government to the builder.

If I understand this right, stimulus is only stimulus if it’s with borrowed (or accumulated) money, so that the tax-collection happens at some richer later (or earlier) date, and not during the recession you’re trying to smooth out.

5 working class April 7, 2009 at 9:56 am

doesn’t mean much, but funny none the less –

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