Midweek Links

Some of the stories and blogs in the news this week:

Freakonomics professor to join Obama staff

Lenin statue blows a hole (during an anti-capitalism attack)

A visual representation of how a bailout works (via Cafe Hayek)

U.S. plans key role in naming GM board (because corporate office bureaucracy wasn’t enough)

Russ Roberts breaks down President Obama’s auto bailout speech (economist vs. used car salesman)

The Israel stimulus plan

The G-20 divided on economic plans