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Pelosi on SOX

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Many observers assumed that the Democrat takeover of Congress spelled trouble for the business community – more investigations, more taxes, more regulations. In particular, many observers predicted that the chances for reforms of the post-Enron Sarbanes-Oxley Act had gone to nil. These pessimists, however, didn’t count on Nancy Pelosi. Sure, she’s an arch-liberal from the […]

Wealthy Voters Shift Blue

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Daniel Gross reports: … the poll for the House vote in the East showed that the 25 percent of the electorate making over $100,000 went big for Democrats overall, 57-42, compared with a 49-48 margin in 2004. In 2006, those making between $150,000 and $200,000 voted for Democratic candidates by a whopping 63-37 majority, and […]

Why a Board?

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My latest TCS column is Why have a Board of Directors?: Why aren’t corporations run using direct democracy—putting all major corporate decisions, including the choice of a new CEO, to a shareholder vote? Or by absolute corporate monarchy—allowing management to make all the decisions without oversight?

Wine Review: Etude Rose Pinot Noir (Carneros) 2005

Regular readers of my blog know that wine reviews long were a featured part of the blog, so much so that I eventually carved out a separate blog just to chat about wine. When Sue finishes reconstructing my site, wine and food will again be a major part of the mix. In the meanwhile, perhaps […]

Veterans’ Day

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My grandfather Irwin served with the 17th Cavalry in Mexico, Arizona, and Hawaii between 1916-1919. In honor of Veterans’ Day, I’ve updated my collection at Flickr of scans of my grandfather’s pictures of the 17th and old Hawaii.

More on Carrying Water

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My thanks to James for inviting me to guest blog here while my home site (ProfessorBainbridge.com) is undergoing construction. After three years of nearly daily blogging, I was ready for a break, but now that my hiatus has gone more than a month, I’m ready to be back. Steven Taylor’s post below on the “quotes […]