More Post-saddam Oil Suggestions

Michael Barone writes in U.S. News and World Report about the post-Saddam options facing Iraq. His concluding paragraph discusses oil: What about private property? Administration officials have often said that reconstruction of Iraq will be affordable because of the nation’s oil revenues and emphasize that that money belongs to the Iraqi people. But there seems … More More Post-saddam Oil SuggestionsMore More Post-saddam Oil Suggestions

Odious Debts

In Thursday’s Economic Scene column in the New York Times, economist Alan Krueger raises the issues of post-Saddam Iraqi debt, and particularly points readers to this paper on the economics of odious debt by Michael Kremer and Seema Jayachandran of Harvard University. Many thanks to William Sjostrom at AtlanticBlog for posting on this. I also … More Odious DebtsMore Odious Debts

While we’re on the subject … last Wednesday, Andrew Cassell of the Philadelphia Enquirer had a really good commentary on the “is it about the oil?” question. His take on the subject dovetails nicely with my comments from February on the subject. … More

While we’re on the subject … last Wednesday, Andrew Cassell of the Philadelphia Enquirer had a really good commentary on the “is it about the oil?” question. His take on the subject dovetails nicely with my comments from February on the subject. … More

While we’re on the subject … last Wednesday, Andrew Cassell of the Philadelphia Enquirer had a really good commentary on the “is it about the oil?” question. His take on the subject dovetails nicely with my comments from February on the subject. … More

While we’re on the subject … last Wednesday, Andrew Cassell of the Philadelphia Enquirer had a really good commentary on the “is it about the oil?” question. His take on the subject dovetails nicely with my comments from February on the subject. … More

So What’s Going On With The Oil?

Fires are out, for the most part, and with the success thus far in Baghdad thoughts turn to a post-Saddam Iraqi oil industry. In this earlier post I mentioned Wednesday’s editorial in the WSJ about auctioning off Iraqi drilling rights, regardless of nationality. According to this Agence France Presse story on Yahoo! (oh, the irony), … More So What’s Going On With The Oil?More So What’s Going On With The Oil?

Journalist casualties have been as depressing as military casualties, and probably viscerally more so because they are people we bring into our homes, on TV, on radio, and in print. Michael Kelly and David Bloom, in particular, have been part of my life for the past few years. I was so favorably impressed with what … More More

Journalist casualties have been as depressing as military casualties, and probably viscerally more so because they are people we bring into our homes, on TV, on radio, and in print. Michael Kelly and David Bloom, in particular, have been part of my life for the past few years. I was so favorably impressed with what … More More

Journalist casualties have been as depressing as military casualties, and probably viscerally more so because they are people we bring into our homes, on TV, on radio, and in print. Michael Kelly and David Bloom, in particular, have been part of my life for the past few years. I was so favorably impressed with what … More More