[credit provider=”Jack.igG” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/igg/2125747132/”] The Wall Street Journal published a self-revealing news article on Tennessee’s recently adopted law (modelled on a template created by the Discovery Institute – a Christian group whose ultimate goal is preventing the teaching of the core principles of biology) encouraging science teachers to teach their opposition to “controversial” scientific findings. […]
[credit provider=”Erik Calonius / EPA” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/sets/72157621885102730/with/3769855820/”] It worked for New York City before. And it could work Wall Street today.The recently departed James Q. Wilson’s “broken windows” theory is often credited with transforming New York City from a crime-infested black hole into a gleaming urban playground.
Those of you who have seen the film Fargo have the wood chipper scene indelibly seared into your memory. (If you have not seen Fargo please remedy this deficiency promptly.) I return to the scene at the end of this piece.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=bank%20of%20america&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1316704137&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=b4429985e4b94140a4e89527767cd0ab&dbm=PY2009&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Bob Ivry, Hugh Son and Christine Harper have written an article that needs to be read by everyone interested in the financial crisis. The article (available here) is entitled: BofA Said to Split Regulators Over Moving Merrill Derivatives to Bank Unit.