Four for the Money
Four recent articles on the economy. They’re by very different writers, but they kind of fit together somehow.
Michael O’Hare apologizes to incoming Berkeley freshman for the mess the “me generation” made of their school system. Simon Johnson says that they made the mess because they were struggling to deal with deep problems in the economy. David Frum explains why the housing crisis is allowing politicians to avoid talking about these real problems. And Joseph Stiglitz tells us why the fixes the politicians came up with for that housing crisis aren’t going to work anyways.