Some quickies this morning after 5 hours of sleep:
- An excellent article from The New Yorker about how admissions to Ivy League schools really works. Of all the critisims against Harriet Meirs, I think the lamest is that she didn’t go to an “elite” school. There are plenty of other good ones.
- One of the best blogs out there, in terms of the quality and level of the writing, has to be the Becker-Posner blog. Gary Becker is the winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics and probably the greatest microeconomist of the 20th Century. Richard Posner is a judge in the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and probably the guy that Bush should have tapped to be on the Supreme Court. Regardless if you agree with them, they are treating a blog like a personal outlet for serious writing that would othewise be in journals and take months to get published.
- The New York Times has a great article on how technology is increaing the responsiveness of the economy and making recessions less severe and shorter. They primarily look at FedEx, but the same is true for many large companies which have large logistical operations, or worth with companies that do.