Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekend items: Rose roundtable on gold, Benko on the dollar standard, Kudlow on Utah's gold bill.

From December, Charlie Rose hosts an excellent roundtable on gold and the dollar.
(h/t: Ralph Benko)

At TGSN, Ralph Benko lists nine weaknesses that accompany a dollar standard, including necessitating a perpetual trade deficit while enabling a chronic budget deficit.

On Asia Times, David Goldman notes the recovery remains weak and lopsided.

At The Kudlow Report, Larry discusses Utah’s bill recognizing gold and silver as legal tender:

The NY Sun analyzes the latest exchange between House Monetary Policy Subcommittee Chairman Ron Paul (TX) and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

From Forbes, Bill Flax explains that inflation is never a good policy.

Also on Kudlow, John Tamny debates unions, budgets, and Social Security reform:

At Huffington Post, Nathan Lewis explains
the conservative critique of unions.

On Forbes, Reuven Brenner advocates putting public union compensation to a vote.

ABC promotes “buy America” as the solution to U.S. unemployment:

On NRO, Larry Kudlow notes that so far high oil hasn’t derailed the stock market.

From New World Economics, Nathan Lewis
discusses bank reserves.

At COAL, Paul Krugman argues that British budget cuts haven’t increased business confidence:

On Time, David Von Drehle suggests claims of rising inequality are overblown.

At Lew Rockwell, Robert Wenzel blasts Karl Rove and supply-side economics.

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