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New year, new reading

Free banking in Peru

Free banking in the United States (see here, go to bottom of page and click "load all," and search for "free banking")

The Fed versus the classical economists on the lender of last resort (ditto; search for "Thomas Humphrey")

The last two are from the upcoming American Economic Association meetings this weekend, which also features the most turgid title I have ever seen in an economics paper: "The Commodified Womb, Neoliberalism and the White Heteronormative Family."

ADDENDUM: Vern McKinley in Forbes on too big to fail. (Come on, contributors: when you write something relevant, mention it yourselves rather than letting me discover it and mention it belatedly for you.)