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.
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.
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,
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?
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