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Noted to Aid Your Lunchtime Procrastination for September 15, 2013

  1. The intellectual victory of the Keynesian technocrats who understood the economy over the austerians who did not is complete--but intellectual victory has had no effect on policy: Jonathan Chait: The Debates of the Great Recession Are Over, Hooray
  2. The answer to the question is: "Yes": Lars Svennson: Is Sweden's Riksbank neglecting the price-stability objective, preventing full employment, and increasing household debt?
  3. Project Syndicate collects its contributors' columns about the (so-far) medium-term impact of the collapse of Lehman Brothers: Project Syndicate: The Lehman Legacy
  4. The Wall Street line: the point of the post-IPO share-price bump is to create a world in which a lot of outside investors have good feelings about the stock, and so are willing to help make a thick market in it: The Epicurean Dealmaker: Go Ask Alice: On the Forthcoming Twitter IPO
  5. "Like so many young Americans, Derek Wetherell is stuck. At 23 years old, he has a job, but not a career, and little prospect for advancement. He has tens of thousands of dollars in student debt, but no college degree. He says he is more likely to move back in with his parents than to buy a home, and he doesn't know what he will do if his car—a 2001 Chrysler Sebring with well over 100,000 miles—breaks down": Ben Casselman and Marcus Walker: A Generation 'Lost' in the Job Hunt

Plus:

  1. "After finishing Deep Space 9, I think the Dominion deserves further consideration. While the Borg were a simplistic version of 'full communism', the Dominion is much more philosophically robust--in fact, it’s basically a more extreme vision of Plato’s Republic": Adam Kotsko: Was Plato an executive producer on Deep Space 9?

Short:

Natasha Singer: On Penn State Campus, a Faculty Uprising Over Personal Data and Wellness Programs | Daniel Eran Dilger: Who says Apple ain't innovating any more? | Tania Singer: Beyond Homo Economicus | Cory Doctorow: Sticking a knife in a toaster |

Long:

Raw Footage: Octopus In Hiding | Nathan Bomey and John Gallagher: How Detroit went broke: The answers may surprise you--and don't blame Coleman Young |

And:

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