Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekend round up.

From Forbes, Nathan Lewis highlights the genius of the 18th century gold standard.

At New World Economics, Lewis notes that demand for stable money is much higher than for unstable.

The WSJ editorial board disputes Goldman Sachs’s recent Keynesian analysis of spending cuts.

On The Kudlow Report, Stephen Moore debates the Wisconsin budget battle:

At RCM, Joe Calhoun sees hopes for real fiscal reform fading.

From last week's WSJ, weak dollar advocate Fred Bergsten discusses his successful campaign to force China to appreciate the yuan.

At PIIE, Bergsten advocates three global currencies.

On Kudlow, James Pethokoukis and Peter Navarro debate the rise of China and India:

From Seeking Alpha, Kevin McElroy explains why currency devaluation is bad policy.

The Economist notes the American Economic Review’s list of top 100 articles includes Robert Mundell’s Theory of Optimum Currency Areas.

In another sign of inflation, GOOD notes the declining size of various products.

From NCPA, former Federal Reserve governor Bob McTeer claims surprise at calls for Fed reform since it has done a good job keeping inflation low.

On Forbes, John Tamny discusses the economic growth rates in Texas and California.

Also at Forbes, Bill Flax hopes Congress will shut down government.

From Forbes, Reuven Brenner suggests taxing smoking through higher health care costs rather than cigarettes.

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