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The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Herring v. United States essentially brings to bear the axiom of Justice Benjamin Cardozo, stated so many years ago, that the criminal should not go free because he constable has blundered. Cardozo essentially saw a disconnect between the right and the...
I’ve recently come across two articles in the New York Times that speak to internship programs and class issues. A response in The Ethicist provides a nice backdrop on the legality of internships (or lack there of in some situations). … Continue reading →I’ve recently come...
C0-founder of 37 Signals, Jason Fried provides an interesting Ted Talk on the office environment and productivity: Filed under: Andy, JeffC0-founder of 37 Signals, Jason Fried provides an interesting Ted Talk on the office environment and productivity: Filed under: Andy, Jeff
It’s Major League Soccer opening weekend! Filed under: Andy, Pop CultureIt’s Major League Soccer opening weekend! Filed under: Andy, Pop Culture
The NY Times Sunday magazine carries an intriguing story by Adam Davidson, “Why Are Harvard Graduates in the Mailroom?” Of course, the idea is that the company mailroom is where one goes from low on the ladder to (eventually) get … Continue reading →'Office Space'...
The Times has an interesting story today about the relative lack of scientists in America’s elected offices – especially the executive. Among the 435 members of the House, for example, there are one physicist, one chemist, one microbiologist, six engineers … Continue reading...
Paul Krugman relays some of the work of his colleague (Alan Krueger) on inequality and social mobility with the graph below -first, a little context: On the horizontal axis is the Gini coefficient, a measure of inequality. On the vertical … Continue reading →Paul Krugman relays some of...
The Situationists Blog details an interesting study on losing weight that has little to do with counting calories or carbs per se. Apparently it’s all in your head. Here’s an excerpt: I know. It sounds like one more gimmick, too … Continue reading →The Situationists Blog...
According to this graphic from Mother Jones, the turnout wouldn’t be that great for a 99% movement, at least if we assume that the top 10% have loyalties upward. H/T Buzzfeed Filed under: UncategorizedAccording to this graphic from Mother Jones, the turnout wouldn’t be that great for a...
Comedian and actor Louis CK made news recently by passing big corporate America and selling a recent stand-up performance video directly to fans – for $5 a download. His video was not encrypted and he relies on the fans to … Continue reading →Comedian and actor Louis CK made news...