Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dueling Nobel laureates on stimulus plans

Two leading conservative economists from over at the Hoover Institution,

(22 minute interview with John Taylor)

On the opposing side.

(21 minute interview with Barton Biggs - calling for bigger stimulus)

To hear Krugman in his own words (11 minutes, starts at 7 min 30 second mark and finishes at 16 minutes, followed by question and answer session)
Paul Krugman lecture (12-21-2010)

Krugman talks about Japan's long period without growth, and implications for U.S. policy.

For my students:
1. Using the facts at hand, try to argue the case opposite to your initial beliefs.
2. Conclude with a discussion of the key concept that sways your final opinion.

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