From LRB, don’t just do something, talk: Slavoj Zizek on the financial crisis. From Radical Notes, an article on how to think about the crisis. An interview with Charles Morris, author of The Trillion Dollar Meltdown. From The Spectator, why only Abba can save the world financial markets. The GOP peddles economic snake oil: Suddenly Republicans are against market values? Christopher Carroll on capitalism and skepticism: why does America’s economy perform so badly under Republican presidents? Faith, belief, trust: TINA economic orthodoxy was built on superstition. From Portfolio, a look at why failed CEO's get rehired. An article on taking a hard new look at Greenspan's legacy. Capitalism in crisis: An article on the broken pact with the people. As dire as the times may seem, history isn't about to repeat itself. No depression: This time, Uncle Sam has got our back. Gary Becker on why we're not headed for a depression: No, this isn't the crisis that kills global capitalism. Jagdish Bhagwati on why the critics of globalization are mistaken: Increased global trade has actually been good for the poor in rich countries. A review of New World Disorder: the United Nations After the Cold War — An Insider's View by David Hannay. YaleGlobal examines different responses to human crises (and part 2 and part 3). From Newsweek, can bloggers save the world?

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