Best of the Week: August 29 – Saturday 4, 2010

10. The Effects of Immigrants on U.S. Employment and Productivity — Giovanni Peri
9. Don’t Worry About a Bubble in U.S. Government Bonds — Daniel Gross
8. Al-Qaida in Yemen: Poverty, Corruption, and an Army of Jihadis Willing to Fight and Shabwa: Blood Feuds and Hospitality in al-Qaida’s Yemen Outpost — Ghaith Abdul-Ahad
7. Ahmadi and Friends — Hooman Majd
6. Why Cheaper Money Won’t Mean More Jobs — Robert Reich and The Path to a High-Wage Society — Peter Dreier
5. Making Social Security Less Generous Isn’t the Answer — Ezra Klein
4. The Limits of Force as an Instrument of Foreign Policy — Shireen T. HunterDiary — Jonathan Steele, Why Do Wars of Choice Last So Long? — Stephen M. Waltand Flying the Flag, Faking the News — John Pilger
3. Economic Consequences of Speculative Side Bets: The Case of Naked CDS — Yeon-Koo Che & Rajiv Sethi and Central Clearing and Systemic Risk — Ilya Podolyako
2. Recovery Act: How Obama’s Stimulus Is Changing America — Michael Grunwald
1. Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury — Michael Joseph Gross
BONUS: “I Was Wrong Again!” What Ben Bernanke Meant to Say — Andrew Leonard

Best of the Week: February 28 – March 6, 2010

10. Social Security Does Not Need a “Bailout” — Kathy Ruffing
9. U.S., NATO Intensify War Games Around Russia’s Perimeter — Rick Rozoff and The Pentagon’s Runaway Budget — Carl Conetta
8. The Chicago Boys and the Chilean Earthquake — Andrew Leonard and Milton Friedman Did Not Save Chile — Naomi Klein
7. The Attack on Climate Science: Why It’s the O.J. Moment of the Twenty-First Century — Bill McKibben
6. This Won’t Hurt a Bit — Sharon Begley
5. Larry Fink’s $12 Trillion Shadow — Suzanna Andrews
4. The Way to Stop Prison Rape — David Kaiser & Lovisa Stannow
3. Afghan Ghosts: American Myths — Jonathan Steele
2. The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory — Daniel Kahneman
1. Betting on the Blind Side — Michael Lewis
BONUS:  The Joy of X — Steven Strogatz