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14 May 2009
by andrew
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recommended daily allowance

This Bill Moyers interview with Simon Johnson and Michael Perino about the Pecora Commission and its relevance for today is very very good, and anyone interested in the financial crisis who also has the slightest bit of interest in history … Continue reading

29 January 2009
by andrew
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following leaders

0.2: Fifty-five Bostonians, including the president of Harvard, A. Lawrence Lowell, signed a petition accusing Brandeis of lacking the “judicial temperament.” It was the kind of campaign that could get people muttering that if those guys didn’t like Brandeis, maybe … Continue reading

2 August 2008
by andrew

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The Senate has never been a model of efficiency – and in some ways was specifically designed not to be – but this continues to be absurd: Under current rules, Senate offices must print out their campaign finance reports, which … Continue reading

16 June 2008
by andrew
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clean finance

I’ve never followed New York politics, so when the Eliot Spitzer scandal broke, I didn’t know much about Spitzer’s earlier career. I was in New York at the time and I followed the coverage fairly closely for about a month … Continue reading