Sunday, November 9, 2014

Some Interesting Items on the Web (November 9, 2014)

“Obama Is a Republican: He’s the heir to Richard Nixon, not Saul Alinsky.” Bruce Bartlett writing for The American Conservative.

“The Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb ‘45’.” Peter Baker article in The New York Times.
“Capitol Book Club, With a Bonus.” New York Times article.

“The Democrats’ Catastrophe and the Need For a New Agenda.” Harold Meyerson writing for The American Prospect.
“Congratulations, Voters. You Just Made This Climate Denier the Most Powerful Senator on the Environment.” New Republic article by Rebecca Leber.

“Dark Money Helped Win the Senate.” New York Times editorial
Economic Policy:

“The Mortgage Industry Is Strangling the Housing Market and Blaming the Government.” David Dayen writing for The New Republic.

“The Power Behind the Throne at the Federal Reserve.” Article by Jesse Eisinger about Scott Alvarez in The New York Times.

“Mario Draghi's German problem.” Reuters.

“The Conflict Between Germany and the E.C.B. That Threatens Europe.” Neil Irwin writing for The Upshot of The New York Times.
“Notes on Easy Money and Inequality.” Paul Krugman.

“Banks Again Avoid Having Any Skin in the Game.” Floyd Norris of The New York Times.
“Ideology and Investment.” Paul Krugman column.

“Blaming Easy Money for Alien Invasions.” Noah Smith writing for Bloomberg View.

“John Maynard Keynes Is the Economist the World Needs Now.” Bloomberg Businessweek article by Peter Coy.
The Affordable Care Act:

“States Benefiting Most From Obama’s Health Law Elected Republicans.” Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times.

“Afternoon Must-Read: Nicholas Bagley: The Supreme Court Will Hear King. That’s Bad News for the ACA.” Brad DeLong opines.

“The New Affordable Care Act Supreme Court Case: King v. Burwell.” I opine.

“Symposium: The grant in King – Obamacare subsidies as textualism’s big test.” Interesting article by Yale law professor Abbe Gluck. He argues that using Justic Scalia’s interpretive methods, the plaintiffs in the King case lose.
“What’s at Stake in Supreme Court’s Latest Health Care Case.” Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times.

Argentina Debt:

“The Hot New Threat To Argentina — ‘Acceleration’.” Linette Lopez writing for Business Insider.
“A New Twist in the Argentine Debt Saga.” Bloomberg Businessweek article by Sheelah Kolhatkar.

“Hedge Fund’s Move Risks Prolonging Argentina Bond Default.” Bloomberg Businessweek article by Katia Porzecanski and Camila Russo.
“Singer Seeks Order to Keep Argentine Lawyer in U.S.” Bloomberg article.


“Cuba’s Impressive Role on Ebola.” New York Times editorial.
“Ebola’s Information Paradox.” New York Times op-ed by Steven Johnson.

“You're Overreacting to the Ebola Outbreak, and It's Not Helping.” New Republic article by Eric Sasson.

“U.S. and Cuba Come Together Over Ebola, Infuriating Republicans.” New York Times editorial page post by Ernesto Londoño.

“World Bank Workers Are Venting Their Frustrations in These Mysterious Flyers.” Article posted on Business Insider.

“In Cold War, U.S. Spy Agencies Used 1,000 Nazis.” New York Times article by Eric Lichtblau.

“Big Banks Brace for Penalties in Probes.” Wall Street Journal article.

“Prosecutors Suspect Repeat Offenses on Wall Street.” New York Times article.

“Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration.” Spiegel Online International article.

“Ireland’s IDA boss faces bizarre CNBC interview.” Irish Times article.        
“The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare.” Matt Taibbi article in Rolling Stone.

“Doubting the Economic Data? Consider the Source.” Floyd Norris of The New York Times.

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