1. Paul Krugman's Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures series on The Return of Depression Economics at LSE was delivered in three parts early this week - The sum of all fears (slides here), The eschatology of lost decades (slides here), and The night they reread Minsky (slides here).
2. Michael Sandel has delivered BBC's annual Reith lectures for 2009. It is a seried of four lectures about the prospects of a new politics of the common good, the transcripts of the first of which is available here (podcast here).