Some Links

by Don Boudreaux on March 17, 2011

in Antitrust, Budget Issues, Country Problems, Health, Other People's Money, Politics, Regulation, Stimulus, Work

George Leef responds to Paul Mattick’s dismal essay “Capitalism’s Dismal Future.

Thanks to EconLog’s David Henderson for pointing out this spot-on essay by Michael Kinsley – a writer always worth reading (even though I disagree with him about 80 percent of the time).

I love Heather Mac Donald.

Should antitrust regulators harass mobile-telephony providers over fees for texting?  Ryan Young rightly and wisely says “no.

Here’s Cato’s Michael Tanner on Obamacare.

TARP was no win for taxpayers – so argues my friend Paul Atkins and co-authors in the Wall Street Journal.

And here’s Pat Michaels on the Chevy Volt – a car that could have been produced by Atlas Shrugged Motors.  (HT Lyle Albaugh)

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purplefox March 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm

The Nissan Leaf is an all electric vehicle. Even Nissan admits that right now you’ll have problems charging your car everywhere you’d want to drive and it should mostly be used for in town commuting. And it’s cheaper than the Volt. No idea if Nissan is using any tax money, or tax money on the scale of GM. Anyone know?

Mesa Econoguy March 18, 2011 at 9:45 pm

And here’s Bloomberg’s Caroline Baum mentioning this fine blog (again):

Earthquakes Don’t Add to the Wealth of Nations: Caroline Baum

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-15/earthquakes-don-t-add-to-wealth-of-nations-commentary-by-caroline-baum.html

Postscript: my macro theory classmate Joey LaVorgna (Deutsche Bank, Fast Money, CNBC) says Japan will get a GDP “pop”, but sustainability is a question.

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