Calculated Risk provides a bunch of graphs of credit crisis indicators. We're still high on all of them, but things are looking better.
Free Exchange considers how one would separate the auto and oil industries. We don't want rising oil prices to sneak up on us again, which may happen due to rising demand in China, but there are fewer incentives for fuel efficient or electric cars while oil prices are low. Of course, this is nothing new, it's just another thought on that same old topic. The way to do it might be a tax on gas.
Mike Mofatt talks about why value-added sales taxes are more efficient than other taxes.