Bailouts, Stimulus, and Debt: John Cochrane and Russ Roberts on Econtalk

Lynne Kiesling I recommend this EconTalk podcast between Russ Roberts and John Cochrane very highly: John Cochrane, of the University of Chicago, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis. He talks about the origins of the crisis, why the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) was flawed from the beginning, why mark-to-market accounting … More Bailouts, Stimulus, and Debt: John Cochrane and Russ Roberts on Econtalk

My Three Favorite Things About the Super Bowl

Lynne Kiesling 1. [this one is obvious] The right team won, YAY Steelers! Although there was more drama in getting to the end than was strictly necessary … 2. The Polamalu update of the old Joe Greene Coca-Cola ad. Warms the cockles of my old-school Pittsburgher heart! 3. GE’s Scarecrow/”If I only had a brain” … More My Three Favorite Things About the Super Bowl

Working at Wal-mart

Lynne Kiesling Charles Platt, a former senior writer for Wired magazine, is doing a guest blogging stint at Boing Boing right now. Yesterday he wrote an extremely interesting post about his experience as a Wal-Mart employee. His motivation started with Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickeled and Dimed, and the extent to which it “didn’t ring true” to … More Working at Wal-mart