Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Strange Commonplace

The Bully’s Pulpit David Graeber, The Baffler. “Usually, when we try to imagine the primordial scene of domination, we see some kind of Hegelian master-slave dialectic… We should imagine instead a three-way relation of aggressor, victim, and witness.”

Marine populations have declined 49 per cent in the past four decades according to the report released by the WWF and Zoological Society of London.

What else is there to say about Isaiah Berlin? That his personality has come to seem more important than his intellectual achievements... Student Patricia A  ...

 A three-way pleasure: a gifted biographer writes about the greatest of all biographies, which in turn is devoted to the man who pioneered the form in English. That is, Joseph Epstein on James Boswell on Samuel Johnson The larger view of his subjects grandeur

Colours of John Hatton's imagination Sep 2014
Christine Manolakas (McGeorge), The Taxation of Artists and the Acquirers of Art: The Many Shades of Grey, 43 AIPLA Q.J. 69 (2015)

Everyone’s happy: NSW home care sell-off ‘demonstrates trust’ in public sector mutuals
The Mandarin, 4/9/15. Is it a mutual, or is it a privatisation? The sale of the NSW government’s home care service to Australian Unity has revived talk of public sector mutuals. Even the union is happy.

The Typical Male U.S. Worker Earned Less in 2014 Than in 1973 Wall Street Journal


Now and then these ads appear on Craigslist requesting or offering off-the-books jobs. Here is a recent one in the New York section.
I always wonder if they are placed by law enforcement going under cover. Imagine the ordeal of those answering the ads. The long arm of the law snatches them. And they find themselves having to hire a lawyer.

"[Harvard Law professor] campaign-finance reform crusader Lawrence Lessig says he is now officially running for the Democratic nomination for president, having successfully raised $1 million before Labor Day via a crowdfunding effort." - Chas Danner, New York Magazine, September 6, 2015.Here is the article.
It's not only fun to throw your hat in the ring and run to become the next U.S. President. It's the unique opportunity to get attention for your message. Lessig's is campaign reform.
MarketingThis guy seems to understand marketing. Using what seems to be a cute gimmick, he said that, as President, he will pass one law to reform the situation and then resign. His duties will be turned over to his Veep.

He's also smart. Why give up a great job at Harvard Law for the headaches of politics.