Interesting Inflation News Links (April 19, 2009)

* Weimar 1923 may have more lessons than US 1932 (Martin Hutchinson, The Daily Telegraph)

Many baffled forecasters are asking just that, and studying what the US did wrong after the stock market crashed in 1929. But the more relevant policy errors might have been those made earlier across the Atlantic – in Weimar Germany from 1919 to 1923.

* Seat belts are saving lives (Gatehouse Media, The Courier)

Heres good news at a time we could all use it: Seat-belt use has climbed to an all-time high across the nation, while highway deaths are at five-decade lows.


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