Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday items.

Politifact, The St. Petersburg Times’s fact-check site, finds Stephen Moore was wrong and Rachel Maddow was right about income growth during the Reagan years. (Original clip here.)

From 2007, Alan Reynolds denies that inequality has risen substantially since the 1970s.

Cato’s Dan Mitchell compares economic growth under Reagan vs. Obama.

On RCM, John Tamny points out that oil prices are set on the world market regardless of whether the U.S. buys oil from the Middle East.

At Forbes, Jerry Bowyer links Egypt’s current dollar-related upheaval to past world instability.

On The Kudlow Report, Larry Kudlow rebuts Ben Bernanke’s claims that the weak dollar hasn’t impacted grain prices in Egypt:

On The Gold Standard Now, Ralph Benko adds a third response to Paul Krugman on gold.

At The Daily Reckoning, Eric Fry blames the Federal Reserve for the dollar’s decline.

On The Daily, Will Wilkinson defends immigration.

1 comment:

  1. Even if Maddow is correct (and I certainly don't concede that despite what "Politifacts" says), so what? Such an argument assumes a person in the lowest income bracket stayed there for the entire decade and that the concept of income mobility doesn't exist.