Random Links XXXI

Real American Heroes:

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/02/twin-navy-cross.html

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2008/05/the-last-stand.html

The Republic will always need heroes.

Piping Engine Sounds:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/automobiles/01NOISE.html

Democracy InAction:

http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13145207

Credit Crunch & Mafia:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/28/AR2009022801972_pf.html

Downward Mobility:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/us/01survival.html

And people ask me why I live so far below my means.

Gun Rights & the Disabled:

http://www.examiner.com/x-2581-St-Louis-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2009m2d24-Restrictive-gun-laws-vs-the-rights-of-the-disabled

Automaker Downfall:

http://www.forbes.com/2009/02/19/backseat-driver-vehicles-business-autos_jerry_flint_print.html

How America OD’d on Debt:

http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2009/03/fed-watch-when-does-faith-in-financial-engineering-wane.html

Japanese Stasis:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/02/opinion/02tamamoto.html

Narrow Banking Redux:

http://www.bhide.net/financial_crisis_2008/bhide_praise_of_primitive_finance.pdf

AIG Systemic Risk:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/business/economy/03sorkin.html

World Cell Phone Usage:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/02/AR2009030201931_pf.html

Impressive.

Public Pension Losses:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=alwTE0Z5.1EA

Frannie v. Private Labels:

http://blogs.cfr.org/setser/2009/02/18/mortgage-credit-and-the-housing-boom/

Note how small Frannie’s share of mortgage credit was during the bubble years.

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