Category Archives: Bidness

The Congressional Retirement Plan Is Alive and Well

As I noted long before it was fashionable (or even acknowledged*): …it’s not about the campaign contributions. If their reluctance to support a public option were based solely on the electoral calculus of campaign donations versus popular support–that is, votes–the … Continue reading

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How To Replace the Twitter Heart

After last week’s Twitter storm over the switching of the gold star “favorite” icon. to a heart-shaped “like” (that does a Magic Pony sparkly thing when you click it!), I’ve stumbled across this post describing how you can change the … Continue reading

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The Impact of Social Impact Bonds: Predictable and Predicted

No one could have seen this coming (boldface mine): It was, in the vernacular of corporate America, a win-win: a bond that paid for preschool for underprivileged children in Utah while also making money for investors. Goldman Sachs announced last … Continue reading

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Theranos Should Learn From 23andMe

A couple of years ago, when the DNA personal testing company 23andMe inexplicably ignored numerous requests, I was completely flabbergasted by 23andMe’s behavior: I’m not always a big fan of the FDA (they still haven’t really figured out how to … Continue reading

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D.C.’s Mayor Bowser: The Same Old, Same Old (Influence Peddling)

Maybe we should be thankful it’s not delivered to her in a paper bag (boldface mine): Close allies of D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) have begun amassing large sums of money that could have unprecedented sway over city politics. … Continue reading

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Preventing the Next Banking Crisis: Let’s Talk About Fraud

A column by Paul Krugman argues Clinton’s financial regulation strategy is better than Sanders’, though he argues it’s a pretty small difference (boldface mine): Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had an argument about financial regulation during Tuesday’s debate — but … Continue reading

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Corruption Can Not Be Contained: The Geoff Marcy Edition

Not being so young anymore, I’ve come to realize that there are very few cases of the ‘one bad act.’ When someone is repeatedly corrupt in one aspect of his life, he is usually corrupt in other areas as well. … Continue reading

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