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Stimulus Anniversary Blogs

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

With the one year anniversary of the signing of the stimulus it is useful to review the facts and data as they came in during the year. Here are the relevant posts from Economics One. Most look at actual data and find virtually no impact.

Baradar's capture raises detention questions

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's putative No. 2 and organizer of military operations was captured several days ago at a madrassa near the Pakistani city of Karachi. U.S.

Are e-Readers the Beginning of the End for Books?

by Gary S. Beckervia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, February 14, 2010

In January, Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s iPad tablet that, among other things, digitally accesses and stores many books that can be read on a 9.7-inch screen. The iPad follows the great success of Amazon’s e-reader, the Kindle, which can hold up to 1500 books.

More Economists To Meet with Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) will meet with more economists on February 26-27 to delve into causes of the crisis, considering in particular: monetary policy, derivatives, shadow banking, GSEs,

New Book on How to End Government Bailouts

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, February 11, 2010

America is sick of bailouts. As President Obama called out in the State of the Union “we all hated the bank bailout. I hated it. I hated it. You hated it.” But the bailout mentality continues, and hate alone will not make it go away. So how can we end bailouts?

An Exit Rule as an Exit Strategy for Monetary Policy

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Today’s hearing at the House Committee on Financial Services on “Unwinding Emergency Federal Reserve Liquidity Programs and Implications for Economic Recovery” was cancelled because of

On Consumer Competence

by Gary S. Beckervia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, February 7, 2010

I believe that a Consumer Financial Protection Agency will hurt rather than help consumers.

The Macroeconomics of Education

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, February 4, 2010

The new study by my colleague Rick Hanushek and his coauthor Ludger Woessmann shows that bringing US education levels up to the level of Finland would raise real GDP by over $100 trillion measured in presen

One Year Later and More Evidence that the Stimulus is Not Working

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Friday’s data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) shows that real GDP growth rebounded to 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter from 2.2 percent in the third quarter of last year.

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