Thursday, June 20, 2002
Krugman takes on Social Security privatization again in Friday's column, "Fear of All Sums". Krugman is correct, of course, that privatization advocates are fudging their numbers. I used to think that transitioning to personal accounts was a good idea. Now I just think we should repeal Social Security, period, and replace it with nothing.
Wednesday, June 19, 2002
In "Burn the Rich", Ron Bailey discusses some recent experiments on envy by two British economists, Daniel Zizzo of Oxford University and Andrew Oswald of Warwick University.
Tuesday, June 18, 2002 "Politicians on Drugs" is Paul Krugman's latest column, this time on competing prescription drug benefit plans being offered by the Democrats and Republicans. Exercise for students: before clicking on the link and reading the article, try to guess which plan Krugman likes better.