Links for 2011-09-06
Swiss National Bank announces it will buy foreign currency in unlimited quantities to achieve a target exchange rate. That's quantitative easing with real meat on it.
Jim Brown on the importance of immediately opening up Alaska to more oil exploration and development.
Felix Salmon on why it's depressing to see S&P giving AAA rating to a new security structured from subprime loans.
Felix Salmon again on how to solve the problems with the U.S. Post Office.
K.W. Regan on IBM's Jeopardy champion (hat tip: Tyler Cowen).
Justin Wolfers reflects on his time in Washington DC (hat tip again to Tyler Cowen).
Journal of Statistical Software on estimating state-space models.