Couple of Bailout and Stimulus Links

Lynne Kiesling Going into 2009 with a recession, the discussion of a federal stimulus plan has kicked into high gear. This useful aggregation at the New York Times has some recommendations from economists about the form such a stimulus should take. Like Tyler Cowen, I find Andrew Samwick’s comments particularly important to bear in mind: … More Couple of Bailout and Stimulus Links

End-of-year Best Album Lists

Lynne Kiesling The inevitable “best albums of 2008” lists are starting to come out, including this top-50 list from Pitchfork and these lists from the three DJs at woxy.com. Some names show up repeatedly — TV On The Radio, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, The Hold Steady, Hot Chip, Blitzen Trapper, etc. I have to admit … More End-of-year Best Album Lists