Monday, February 19, 2007

Economics and Social Policy XXXIV

Welcome to the February 19, 2007 edition of Economics and Social Policy.

Murad Ali presents Russia and India to Collaborate on Economic Growth posted at The New Business World.

Other than Oil, Gas, and access to nuclear weapons, I’m not sure that Russia has much to offer India. However, increasing trade between the two countries is likely to be a good thing. Of course, anything that encourages the Russians in the direction of trade instead of building reactors for terrorist regimes is a plus.

DWSUWF presents Obama declares candidacy for Vice-President & launches pre-emptive strike on Boomers. posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall.

Frankly, I don’t see Obama picturing himself as VP material at this point. It won’t be easy for him to get the nomination, but he actually has more pull at the top of the ticket than at the bottom.

Charles H. Green presents The Cost of Freedom, the Savings of Trust posted at Trust Matters.

Does the lack of trust create additional transaction costs? Ablsolutely – just look at what Sarbanes-Oxley is doing to the costs of being a public company in America.

Reb Chaim HaQoton presents Tithes and Charities posted at Reb HaQoton.

Probably more than you wanted to know about Maimonides, and his views on whether or not Abraham gave tithes to Melchizedek. With 53 footnotes, this is probably the most heavily footnoted blog post of all time. There are also interesting side discussions about pre-Siniatic Jews and other topics that, not having much in the way of serious Jewish theology, I’m not going to attempt to comment.

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