Today’s Econ Links

  • It’s Always the Urban Pot That Boils Over
    Urban density provides the mass necessary for violent protest that topples governments, an economist writes.
  • Economics Roundup on the Egyptian Crisis
    In light of the unrest roiling Egypt, here’s a roundup of readings on the economic consequences, and roots, of the crisis.
  • The Haves and the Have-Nots
    A chart showing that America’s poorest are about as rich as India’s richest.
  • The Weak Heart of Economics
    Economics cannot simply be about freedom, because different societies, in different ways, encourage and require responsibility for others, an economist writes.
  • Never Again?
    Despite an investigative panel’s judgment that the financial crisis was avoidable, most experts see little prospect of preventing another.
  • Volunteering Rate Fell in 2010
    The volunteering rate — as measured by the portion of Americans who volunteered through or for an organization at least once over the course of a year — was 26.3 percent in the year ending in September 2010.
  • Corporate Taxes: More Winners and Losers
    The disparities among major industries in their effective tax rates may have much to do with the life cycle of companies, an N.Y.U. professor says.
  • Herbert Obama?
    Some eerie parallels between President Obama’s State of the Union speech and some statements by Herbert Hoover, who presided during the early years of the Great Depression.
  • Winners and Losers Under the U.S. Corporate Tax Code
    A look at which industries and companies fare best under the nation’s byzantine corporate tax system.
  • Is a Multinational C.E.O. the Best Jobs Czar?
    Multinationals have a bad record of job growth in the United States. Given his company’s views on corporate tax policy and job creation, what will Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric bring to the table?

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