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Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend reads

Tom Geoghegan may have lost in his bid for Rahm Emanuel's old House seat but he picked up some good friends and supporters along the way. Tom Hoffman at Tuttle SVC does a nice review of Cory Doctorow’s review of Geoghegan’s Which Side Are You On?

D.C. Rhee’s phony apology

She laments, “I tried to fix everything at once.” Isn’t that just what Eli Broad’s Supt. Academy taught her to do in Top-Down Reform 101? (Washington Post)

Broad's connection

L.A. billionaire, Eli Broad was one of the AIG leaders who bear some responsibility for the company’s collapse and for the giant bonuses to failed execs. His KB Homes company was also part of the bad mortgage fiasco in southern California. He sold his SunAmerican Insurance company to AIG for $18 billion (it’s worth a fraction of that now). Broad now has “thrown in the towel” on AIG and wants to push his business model on public education.

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