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April 7, 2009

Washington Post staff writer Lori Montgomery, who covers business policy, shares her picks for readings around the Web.

CCI Spring Meeting

Lloyd C. Blankfein | The CEO of Goldman Sachs explains lessons of the crisis and his thoughts on what caused it. (PDF)


Evan Bayh: Weathervane

Brad DeLong's Journal | Ezra Klein shows how Evan Bayh suddenly became the most conservative Democrat in the Senate -- and a bit of a roadblock for the Obama agenda.

Retroactive Taxation of Executive Bonuses

TaxProfBlog | The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service finds that a proposal to impose a heavy tax on the bonuses paid to AIG employees may raise "serious constitutional concerns."

Tax Reform 2.0

TaxVox | Rosanne Altshuler argues that President Obama doesn't really need a new task force to study tax reform: He could just pick up the long-ignored report produced by former president George W. Bush's tax reform panel.

By Sara Goo  |  April 7, 2009; 5:00 PM ET
Categories:  Neil Irwin's Must Reads  
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Another must read - www.bobgreenfest.wordpress.com

Posted by: thefest | April 8, 2009 8:09 AM | Report abuse

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Joe Smiley
http://blog.sentrana.com

Posted by: JoeSmiley1 | April 9, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

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