1. Krugman on Luddism. Obviously his conclusions are a bit leftist for me, but as skills become harder to get and are quickly rendered obsolete, Luddism becomes a bigger and bigger problem.
2. An attempt to reconcile fiscal and monetary approaches to macro stabilization. I don’t personally think a hard theoretical line between “fiscal” and “monetary” policy is either useful or necessary. Helicopter drops are quite useful for modifying inflation expectations.
The Economist comments.
3. Why Germans supported Hitler. A fascinating question, which is probably understudied.
4, The latest Econtalk with Bruce Schneiner is quite good.