- Seeds of its own destruction – I am not a fan of this article, but there is relevant information about how the good times (an increased want to invest) created these times (lots of debt and instability). I don’t like the article because I think this whole “let’s talk about ideology and economics” thing is really meh. That having been said, Martin Wolf comes highly recommended by many major economists, and h/t to Ario for introducing me to him.
- John Hempton’s radical view of banking – fta: Then he [Buffett] says the problem of American banks are not overwhelmingly toxic assets. This is a radical view – but it is in my view correct. The problem with the banks is that nobody will trust them and they have not been able to raise funds. The view that this is a liquidity crisis – and not a solvency crisis – has long been a staple of the Bronte Capital blog.
- More from Marginal Revolution, this time on bank nationalization.
- Still more from MR, but this is a h/t to Tyler Cowen: What kind of knowledge does one need to regulate, and how does one get that knowledge? Blogs provide a hidden clue, perhaps: how far does the logic of dividing things up go?
I am a graduate student in political science at the University of Dallas who thinks the media is dumb for the most part, yet am immersed myself. I am looking to break my addiction, and this blog is part of the solution: Why not try to see what the past can tell us about the present, as opposed to seeing what the present has to say about the present only?
OK, I’m sold. What should I read here?
- Analysis of The Gettysburg Address: Is Democracy Feasible?
- Analysis of Lincoln's "Second Inaugural:" Where do American virtues lie?
- Commentary on the Book of Jonah
- On "Batman Begins"
- From Love to God: On Hopkins' "As Kingfishers Catch Fire"
- On Emily Dickinson's "These are the days when birds come back..."
- The Coming Age: Macbeth and the Birth of the Modern World
- On Polemarchus: Commentary on the Republic of Plato, 331d-336a
- A Reading of Plato's "Crito"
- Towards a Nietzschean Understanding of Politics: Notes on "The Case of Wagner"