David Brooks, in this provocative critique of Republican Libertarianism, uses the insights of Hayek without mentioning him...
If John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek got into a fight, who’d win? . . .
As part of his continuing series Making Sense of financial news, Paul Solman has a unique look at the legacy of economist John Maynard Keynes, who first introduced the concept of government intervention in the economy, and his countertenor Friedrich Hayek. . . .
Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
Brad DeLong mocks Steve Horwitz here for suggesting that the stimulus didn’t create jobs. . . .
I’m surprised it passed. . . .
David Leonhardt writes in the New York Times: Just look at the outside evaluations of the stimulus. . . .
There’s a debate going on in the punditsphere about whether America is ungovernable. . . .
A very illuminating story on “jobs saved.” . . .
One of the arguments against decentralized decision-making is that it's too selfish...
The raw footage of my conversation with Robert Skidelsky is now up at the NewsHour. . . .
The taxpayers ended up paying the price, not the risk-takers. . . .
Michael Smith comments over at EconTalk on a comment by one Mark K:...
I want to get rid of government rescues. . . .
Here’s an amazing story from CNN because it’s so ordinary. . . .
Methinks1776, a valued commenter here at the Cafe points out the 2/3 of the American people opposed the health care legislation. . . .
Krugman and DeLong have been attacking Mankiw and Meltzer for mocking the “jobs saved” metric of the Obama Administration. . . .
This New York Times story suggests that Fannie and Freddie are going to stay in the hands of the government, partly because government likes have the tool...
If creditors know they’ll be bailed out, aggressive investors borrow from them, leveraging their returns and paying themselves a lot of money along the way, justified by the short-term profits. . . .
A number of folks have asked me (Sam Grove in the comments to this post, for example) for my impression of how the piece on the NewsHour came out relative to the actual interview, its fairness, etc. . . .