Monthly Archives: July 2013

"It happens, sometimes, that things are too much. Stacks overflow. Trusses break. I get that…."

“ It happens, sometimes, that things are too much. Stacks overflow. Trusses break. I get that. What I don’t get is: how one barrels through. Where does that strength come from? How is it fed? And if it doesn’t appear … Continue reading

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On the emptiness in the concept of "neutrality"

One of the most frustrating aspects of this report is the role of “neutrality” — especially in light of the criticism MIT makes of the prosecutors reported in the post below. “Neutrality” is one of those empty words that somehow … Continue reading

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The MIT Report on #aaronsw

The MIT report (PDF) on the Aaron Swartz case is out. I am going to take some time to study it and understand it more fully. I’m away with my family and won’t be commenting on the report now, beyond … Continue reading

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The Original Meaning of "Corruption"

Inspired by the work of Zephyr Teachout and Zach Brugman, and aided by the work of two research assistants, Dennis Courtney and Zach D’Amico, the lawyers at the Constitutional Accountability Center and I have submitted this amicus brief to the Supreme … Continue reading

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the rare soul in business

Each year I try to take a chunk of time away with my family, off-the-grid, as an imperfect balance to the 100+ days away that defines the rest f the year. This year, we’re going to be near my parents, … Continue reading

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