Microblog 2008-11-06

  • Expects to have to fight Obama on policy, wept anyway when he came to podium for victory speech [Jonathan Blanks] #
  • Every self-respecting insider-trading ring should include an exotic dancer and a Croatian underwear seamstress [Bainbridge] #
  • New panel discussion: why are schools so bureaucratized and what can we do about it? [NewTalk] # @sekimori “Bureaucracy is to protect the system from litigation.” Not cynical to think this is one big part of the problem. #
  • @bschuelke: “Why is it so difficult to get clients’ medical records? Should be easy but is often the hardest part of the case.” #
  • Primer on role of Delaware in corporate law [NY Times] #
  • Ways to find good, underrated people [Ben Casnocha h/t Tyler Cowen] #
  • Cluelessness alert: U.K. cabinet minister criticizes blogs for not “allowing new voices” [Massie] #
  • Dems swept races for judge in Houston — unless their names were too unusual [Houston Chronicle] #


  • UK cabinet minister: Blogs don’t allow “new voices”…

    Hazel Blears, “communities secretary” in Britain’s Labour government, says something monumentally stupid about political blogs.
    “Until political blogging ‘adds value’ to our political culture, by allowing new voices, ideas a…

  • The Democractic sweep of judicial offices in Harris County (Houston) mirrors what happened in Dallas County (Dallas) in the last judicial elections. I have seen nonpartisan judicial elections work well, but this is what happens when judicial elections are partisan.