Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday round up.

Tino at Super-Economy offers a great post on optimum tax rates, the Laffer Curve, and European vs U.S. per capita tax revenue and rates. (H/T: The American)

In The NYT, Joseph A. Massey and Lee M. Sands explain that raising a currency's exchange rate won't fundamentally change the terms of trade.

At The WSJ's Real Time Economics blog, Bob Davis says China's failure to raise the yuan may stimulate protectionist sentiment.

At Cafe Hayek, Don Boudreaux argues increased trade with China is best for world peace.

In The WSJ, George Melloan suggests Federal Reserve policy is damaging market confidence.

At The Kudlow Report, Stephen Moore discusses the federal deficit:

In First Things, The Anchoress provides a good budget chart and a great NYT link.

At RCM, John Tamny warns against more housing subsidies.

At The American, Scott Shane explains why small businesses aren't hiring.

At Alhambra Investments, Joseph Y. Calhoun, III wonders if the bond market is a bubble.

Newsweek's Andrew Romano claims fiscal deficits will force Republicans to raise taxes.

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