Thursday, June 18, 2009

Links of Interest (06/16/2009)

Interview with Paul Samuelson (Part I)

I am a cafeteria Keynesian. […] Well, reasonable men are not reasonable when you're in the bubbles which have characterized capitalism since the beginning of time.

Milton Friedman. Friedman had a solid MV = PQ doctrine from which he deviated very little all his life. By the way, he's about as smart a guy as you'll meet. He's as persuasive as you hope not to meet. And to be candid, I should tell you that I stayed on good terms with Milton for more than 60 years. But I didn't do it by telling him exactly everything I thought about him. He was a libertarian to the point of nuttiness. People thought he was joking, but he was against licensing surgeons and so forth. And when I went quarterly to the Federal Reserve meetings, and he was there, we agreed only twice in the course of the business cycle.

Krugman on new financial regulations

Good review of Dead Aid

A short (incomplete) review of (free) market system in Nepal

Remittances expected to fall by 5 to 8 percent in 2009

Health and growth