Ooh, SCOTUS is fancy. / Photo by Phil Roeder
The Baffler,  December 9, 2014

Daily Bafflements

Ooh, SCOTUS is fancy. / Photo by Phil Roeder
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• A huge Reuters report on “an elite cadre” of attorneys reveals that “although they account for far less than 1 percent of lawyers who filed appeals to the Supreme Court, these attorneys were involved in 43 percent of the cases the high court chose to decide from 2004 through 2012.”

• The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation won’t say whether or not it still has investments in private prisons.

• One study estimates that wage theft costs society “three times as much as all robberies, burglaries, larcenies and motor vehicle thefts combined,” according to the Economic Policy Institute.

• Word of the Day: “nanoentrepreneurs.”

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Further Reading

 September 8

DACA was no DREAM. It was, at best, one of those restless afternoon naps one sometimes takes on a bad day hoping to wake up to something better.

 September 5

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire, I say, shut up, the lot of you.