Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What Makes a Nation Rich?

I think this is the best article I had read of the year. An article about institution, economic growth, and US foreign affairs from Daron Acemoglu.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Time Series of the US Political Spectrum

From WSJ.

Health Care Systems in Other Countries

PBS made a great program about helath care systems in UK, Japan, Taiwan, Germany and Switzerland.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Surprising and Interesting Freakconomics

The Impact of Minimum Wage Rates on Body Weight in the US.
In short, declining real minimum wage --> fast food stores prosper --> more obesity.

The Fed Is Already Transparent

By Anil Kashyap and Fred Mishkin

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Market Prices for Health Care

I found a good website (Healthcare Blue Book) to real the market prices of health care services.
WSJ also have a good survey.

Efficient Market Theory and the Crisis

Jeremy Siegel makes it clear for this issue.