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Friday linkage: Financial crisis edition

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

19 September 2008 11:01

  • Asia is rattled, says the NY Times. The FT agrees, worrying about recession in Singapore.
  • The Economist has long been a cheerleader for the deregulation now being blamed for the crisis. But in its latest leader, The Economist sticks to its guns.
  • And speaking of The Economist, here's one of its better cartoons.
  • Larvatus Prodeo has a good piece with some useful links, including to an op-ed by Keynes biographer Robert Skidelsky, on fashions in economic policy.
  • Andrew Sullivan notes Fortune magazine's dodgy stock tips: they recommended AIG and Merril Lynch. But why do people pay attention to these tips anyway? If they were worth anything, the magazine editors wouldn't be giving them away.
  • Daniel Larison argues the financial crisis reflects an American cultural tendency that is also seen in its foreign policy: a failure to understand limits.