- How well does government work? Economists call for evaluations.
- UMass Amherst grad student Thomas Herndon finds coding errors in key debt-load paper by Reinhart and Rogoff.
- Price dives: gold, cupcakes, and chicken wings.
- Databases that track employee theft.
- The debate on an internet sales tax.
- Matt Ridley on homo economicus: “It is futile to ask whether people are naturally cooperative or selfish. They can be either, depending on the circumstances.”