Links: June 2009

U.S. economy

Obama and GM: the best outcome in an awful situation, by Dean Baker

What is needed for a lasting recovery, by Olivier Blanchard

Why inflation isn’t the danger, by Alan Blinder

What socialism looks like, by Conor Clarke

Fiscal policy in the second half of 2009, by Brad DeLong

The lessons of 1937, by Brad DeLong

Government v. market in America, The Economist

Labor lost, and found, by Hannah Fairfield

OECD data hint at recovery in leading nations, Financial Times

The defanging of Obama’s regulation plan, by Simon Johnson

Why we need another stimulus, by John Judis

A thought about macroeconomics, by Paul Krugman

Hanging tough with Keynes, by Paul Krugman

Stay the course, by Paul Krugman

The stagflation myth, by Paul Krugman

Betting the Fed, by Robert Kuttner

The anti-macroeconomics roar grows louder, by Steven Levitt

The economy is still at the brink, by Sandy Lewis and William Cohen

Democratize the boards, by Roger Lowenstein

A lost decade for jobs, by Michael Mandel (via Mark Thoma)

When missing info is factored in, the U.S. economy over the past decade looks worse than we thought, by Michael Mandel

Housing bubble fueled consumer spending, by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi

Comparing this recession to earlier ones, by Catherine Rampbell

General Motors holds up a mirror to America, by Robert Reich

The three essentials of financial reform, by Robert Reich

The lessons of 1937, by Christina Romer

How today’s global recession tracks the Great Depression, by Martin Wolf

Rising interest rates prove policy works, by Martin Wolf

What caused the budget deficit?, by Matthew Yglesias

Living standards, poverty, inequality, well-being

A family-leave safety net, by Heather Boushey

A progressive program for family leave insurance, by Heather Boushey

Changes in living standards in the past 150 years, by Brad DeLong

Attacking the corporate gravy train, The Economist

The recession and pay, The Economist

Incentive accounts: a solution to executive compensation, by Alex Edmans and Xavier Gabaix

Too poor to make the news, by Barbara Ehrenreich

“Inclusionist” links, by Shawn Fremstad

Education, technology, and inequality, by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz

Yes, GDP is a flawed measure of welfare; so what?, by Stephen Gordon

To prevent layoffs, state governments chip in as companies cut hours, by Steven Greenhouse

Executive pay in Europe, by Kate Burgess and Richard Milne

Cutting salaries instead of jobs, BusinessWeek

Outside the 9-to-5, by Janet Gornick, Harriet Press, and Caroline Batzdorf

Wealth-care reform, by Ezra Klein

The pay at the top, New York Times

Geithner’s plan to limit executive compensation falls short, by Joe Nocera

Time for a comprehensive new poverty measure, by John Quinterno (via Shawn Fremstad)

Many states are expanding unemployment benefits, by Catherine Rampbell

Another perspective on the human development index, by Francisco Rodriguez

Health care

Obama’s team works Congress from the inside, by Matt Bai

Limiting the tax exclusion for employer-sponsored insurance can help pay for health reform, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Geography and the keys to health care reform, by Amitabh Chandra

The public option is important; but how important?, by Jonathan Cohn

Uninsured by age, by the Council of Economic Advisors (via Matthew Yglesias)

Something’s got to give in Medicare spending, by Tyler Cowen

Why U.S. health care policy is especially egalitarian, by Tyler Cowen

Health care priorities series, Economix

Interview, Atul Gawande

Does the White House have a secret strategy for health reform?, by Ezra Klein

Health insurance exchanges: the most important, undernoticed part of health reform, by Ezra Klein

House proposes a value-added tax for health care, by Ezra Klein

The many flavors of the public plan, by Ezra Klein

The prescription from Obama’s own doctor, by Nicholas Kristof

Don’t trust the insurance industry, by Paul Krugman

Health care rationing rhetoric overlooks reality, by David Leonhardt

The pitfalls of the public option, by Greg Mankiw

Are medical bankruptcies increasing?, by Megan McArdle

Will Republicans flip health care the byrd?, by Nolan McCarty

Is the state coverage model instructive, New York Times

Obama to forge a greater role on health care, New York Times

The future of Medicaid, by Harold Pollack (via Ezra Klein)

How pharma and insurance intend to kill the public option, by Robert Reich

Why the critics of a public option for health care are wrong, by Robert Reich

Is health care reform worth $1.6 trillion?, by Uwe Reinhardt

The health reform we need and are not getting, by Arnold Relman

Polarization and health care reform, by John Sides

Is more care better care?, by Jonathan Skinner

Perils of the public plan, by Paul Starr

A public plan, by Mark Thoma

Health bills comparison table, by Igor Volsky (via Matthew Yglesias)


What Waxman-Markey will do to the economy, by Conor Clarke

Carbon offsets, by Robert H. Frank


VAT time?, by Bruce Bartlett

Everybody gets a tax cut, by Howard Gleckman

The estate tax and the economy, by Ben Harris

The next tax revolt, by Matthew Yglesias


Children are exceptions to the country’s work ethic, by Lexington

New plan ties reduced college loan payments to income, New York Times


The most liveable cities, by Tyler Brule

Remaking Paris, by Nicolai Ouroussoff

Bulldozing America’s shrinking cities, by Edward Glaeser


Foreclosure goes upscale, BusinessWeek

Promised help is elusive for some homeowners, by Peter Goodman

Why homeowners walk away, by Sudeep Reddy

Why home prices may keep falling, by Robert Shiller


Getting up to speed: high-speed rail in California, by Jon Gertner


How many jobs are onshorable?, by Richard Baldwin

Decouple immigration and the welfare state, by Tito Boeri

Immigration and the left, by Chris Dillow

U.S. politics

The median voter theorem as a weak force in politics, by Andrew Gelman

How bipartisan do you want?, by Matthew Yglesias


The devil is in the digits (Iran), by Bernd Beber and Alexandra Scacco

The US army’s development delusions, by William Easterly

Elections to the European parliament, The Economist

In assuming presidency, Sweden sees role as EU model, Financial Times

Dirigisme de rigueur (France), by Peggy Hollinger

A different Iranian revolution, by Shane M.

Nearly half on Norway’s boards of directors are women, by Richard Milne

Economic crisis pits Europe against its parts, New York Times

Iraq marks withdrawal of U.S. troops from cities, New York Times

Iran reveals us, by George Packer

The basic income grant experiment in Namibia, by Ingrid Robeyns

Does growth have a future?, by Michael Spence

A struggle for the legacy of the Iranian revolution, by Robert Worth

Fatal wound inflicted on Iranian regime’s ideology, by Fareed Zakaria (via Jeff Weintraub)


Weak anti-gay-marriage arguments, by Jonathan Chait

The same-sex future, by David Cole

Gay marriage: a tipping point?, by Andrew Gelman

The author as performer, by James Harkin

Why would Real Madrid pay $130 million to get Cristiano Ronaldo?, by Simon Kuper

Political shifts on gay rights lag behind culture, by Adam Nagourney

For the world’s best soccer players, Italy’s lure fades, New York Times

What’s a liberal justice now?, by Jeffrey Rosen

Are Republicans more likely to have affairs and get divorced?, by John Sides

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