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2.7%  Q1 GDP    4.57%  avg. 30-year mortgage     9.5%  Unemployment

August 10, 2009

The Washington Post staff share their picks for reading around the Web.

No More Perks

Wall Street Journal | A sign of the times: New York coffee shops are pushing back against unemployed people who occupy a table all day, nursing coffee while honing their resumes.

Exit the Czar

New York Magazine | A story that goes deep on Steve Rattner's role in constructing the bailout of the auto industry.

In Defense of the Dismal Science

The Economist | University of Chicago Economist and Nobel Laureate Robert Lucas defends the economics profession from its detractors, who criticize its failure to foresee the economic crisis.

Why Oh Why Can't We Have Better Nobel Laureates in Economics

And Berkeley economist Brad Delong attacks Lucas, in characteristically biting manner, for Lucas's inconsistencies.

By Sarah Halzack  |  August 10, 2009; 9:38 AM ET
Categories:  Neil Irwin's Must Reads  
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What we can have is everything compared with what we can't have. What do You want?

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