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Why Friedrich Hayek is Making a Comeback

This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on June 28, 2010. He was born in the 19th century,…

Is the Dismal Science Really a Science?

This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on February 26, 2010 For an economist, these are the best…

Congressional Testimony, December 10, 2009

This is the text of my testimony before the Joint Economic Commitee on December 10, 2009. It differs from the…

Congressional Testimony, October 28, 2009

What follows is my testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, delivered October 28, 2009. The topic…

How Little We Know

Here is my take on financial reform from the latest issue of The Economists’ Voice. Download file

Will Time Prove Ben Bernanke Wrong?

(This piece appeared on NPR.org on 8/25/09) President Obama has reappointed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, praising his creativity in…

Halve The Deficit? Good Luck, Obama

(This piece appeared on NPR.org on 2/25/09) In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama pledged…

What Economists Know and Do Not Know

(This piece appeared on the Boston Globe website on 2/2/09) The House has passed an $819 billion spending package. Soon…

The Speech I Wish Obama Had Given

(This piece appeared on Forbes.com on 1/23/09) President Obama is eager to attack the economic crisis. Here is the speech…

How to Move the Economy Forward?

(This piece appeared on Forbes.com on 11/20/08) President-elect Obama announced the other day that the government would do “whatever it…

Paulson’s Faulty Imag

(This article appeared on NPR.org on 11/14/08) Secretary Paulson might be the only person in America who worries that consumers…

How Government Stoked the Mania

(This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on October 3, 2008) Many believe that wild greed and market failure…

The Bear Stearns Debacle

This commentary aired on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered on March 25, 2008. Audio is here. Wall Street is…

Selling Anchovy Ice Cream

This commentary aired on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered on February 20, 2008. Audio is here. A friend of…

The Science of Stimulus

This commentary aired on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered on January 16, 2008 in response to much talk about…