After his horse-meat ruling, yet another reason why Judge Posner is awesome. On the website of The New Republic (!) today he has a careful argument for stimulus that is essentially a toned down version of the familiar Krugman story (most recently this one), only this time coming from an avowed Republican.
This ability to actually think for himself explains, of course, why Judge Posner is arguably the second most famous American appelate judge never to make it to the Supreme Court. (Second only to Learned Hand. That other famous interbellum judge, Benjamin Cardozo, did ultimately spend six years on the Court.)