I am surprised we haven't discussed the recent paper by Alan Greenspan and the comments by Greg Mankiw dealing with the financial crisis and future policy responses that might mitigate crises. I think it would be good for us to discuss these papers in depth here.
On Monday March 29th, Tyler Cowen will be giving a public lecture at the Center for the Arts at GMU entitled "The Financial Crisis: Where It Came From and Where We Are Headed." Tyler has actually become in my opinion an outstanding public speaker so I am very much looking forward to this, and in fact am bringing my graduate class to the lecture. When some of the students called for tickets, they were informed that this was the most popular lecture in terms of ticket distribution that they have had in the history of the Vision Series.