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. . . .
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. . . .
Krugman and DeLong have been attacking Mankiw and Meltzer for mocking the “jobs saved” metric of the Obama Administration. . . .
Barney Frank doesn’t know what to do: “I’ve said we should abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in their current form and come up with a whole new system of housing finance,” said Representative Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat and the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. . . .
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
. . . May be paved with good intentions, but Greece has run into a ditch. California, unfortunately, seems to be close behind. By Victor Davis Hanson.
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .
Paul Ryan is a straight shooter, and health care is his target. An interview with Peter Robinson.
What do black Americans need in order to get ahead? A truly free market. By Walter E. Williams.
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
This clash of candidates is not about policies but about visions—and conservatives see more clearly. By Bruce S. Thornton.
Sunny, simplistic views of taxes, imports, and wages—welcome to “do it yourself” economics. By Mark Harrison.
Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University, and former U.S. treasury secretary, talked about “Responsible Nationalism.”
The Nobel economist says the health-care bill will cause serious damage, but that the American people can be trusted to vote for limited government in November. . . .