Clearly today's big news is Bear Sterns. So why $2 a share [3]? And what what different over there as opposed [4] to what happened here with Northern Rock? And where [5] might such things happen next? And if you really want to be scared out of your Calvin Kleins, read this [6].

A possible solution to the whole thing. 

On to lighter things. Did Adam Smith [7] have Tourettes? 

The House of Lords now has a blog [8].

Does having Bianca Jagger doing a book blurb [9] make you more or less likely to purchase a book on economics? 

Tastes like chicken, yes, but which type [10] of chicken? 

And finally [11], yes, we would all like greater efficiency in the provision of public services, but perhaps not Prussian efficiency.